Did you know you could get host your own blog on Ravello Systems? Its actually quite easy and even easier with Jekyll. Jekyll is a great static content platform perfect for hosting your blog. It is all based on html/css/markdown and requires absolutely no database. Please use my previous blog on how to get it deployed. Disclaimer: This is in no way supported or recommended by Ravello Systems, running this 24x7 even with 1CPU will consume most of your free trial/vExpert hours.
So after getting my blog up and running I figured I would do a quick how-to, on how to get a blog up and running. Its actually something you can do in less than 15 minutes. ~ $ gem install jekyll ~ $ jekyll new myblog ~ $ cd myblog ~/myblog $ jekyll serve # => Now browse to <a href="http://localhost:4000">http://localhost:4000</a> and you will see the blog running! Easy Enough? Now how do you create a blog post?
So as I was getting around to trying to get a host platform setup for a Jekyll blog I was looking at an alternative to GitHub Pages. I decided I would run it on Ubuntu Server using NGINX as the web platform. Here is a quick vagrant runbook that will quickly get a linux server deployed and install NGINX to host your website. The code can be found here. The bootstrap_linux_nginx.
New Blog Platform! I have had a bit of issues with performance on my blog recently and looking on how to not overpay for hosting services. A good friend of mine suggested using Jekyll and GitHub Pages, so I took the challenge. Within a day I was able to get my blog posts exported from Wordpress and published on a new platform and it was quite simple! Be on the lookout for some upcoming posts.
So I have had some time to play around with the new Linux Horizon View Agent and using Ubuntu as a VDI guest and it works pretty well. However as most of us have seen, when a user is logged onto the guest the screen is shown in the console. In some organizations this may pose a privacy or security risk. Right now there is no true workaround as that is how the view session is handled, however there is a workaround to disable console access.
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So Horizon View 6.1.1 was released recently with added support for published applications to finally be accessible via the HTML client. The process is pretty straightforward, however I came across one hiccup I wanted to share. I am assuming you have already upgraded your View Composer, Connection and Security Servers and are now focused on getting the agents up to date. Install/Update Agents on virtual desktops to 6.1.1 (The HTML Access 3.
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I have been glad to have been accepted as a PernixPro. Look forward to seeing some more FVP related content on this blog, I am honored to have this title. PernixPro™ members are an elite community of IT professionals committed to advancing FVP storage acceleration technology. By facilitating collaboration between PernixData experts and the industry’s top luminaries, PernixPro breaks down the barriers to widespread adoption of server-side storage, giving companies of all sizes a cost-effective solution for scaling storage performance independent of storage capacity.
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Here is a bit of my experience with the VCP6-DCV Delta beta exam. Initial Thoughts Today I sat and took the VCP6-DCV Delta Exam beta. I have never taken a VMware beta exam so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, from what I have been told, I expected lots of questions with bad grammar and horrible spelling. However today I got something a bit different. Ill explain it best without violating any NDA.
So one thing I have come across with a few VCSA6 installs was the inability to use login with current credentials via the Web client or vSphere client. Working with VMware support we were finally able to get it working with a few tweaks and there is a current pending KB that has not been published yet. (KB2113038) I have been told this affects both an embedded deployment (VCSA and PSC together) and external deployment (VCSA and PSC seperate.
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So as always things change across multiple Window’s operating systems and VMware revisions. I had a need to extend the drives on about 50 VMs today and really didn’t want to do all that clicking. I remember awhile back it was easy to do this with a Basic Set-Harddisk and use the -ResizeGuestPartition but alas that has been removed from the current functionality. So I took my search to google and found a couple scripts that worked ok, but nothing that was a seamless experience.