Welcome to the DFW VMUG

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Dec 2, 2013 (3 years and 16 days ago)

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© 2010 VMware Inc. All rights reserved

Welcome

to the DFW VMUG

Brad Christian

Senior System Engineer

CB Richard Ellis

dfwvmug@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/bradchristian21

© 2010 VMware Inc. All rights reserved

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VMware View


Presentations from Cisco, Sigma Solutions and VMware

© 2010 VMware Inc. All rights reserved

Special thanks to Tony
Gradig

for
leading
the DFW VMUG for
the
last 4 years

4

Agenda

9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Registration


9:30
a.m.

Cisco Presentation: Deploying VMware View on Cisco
UCS


10:15 a.m
.

Break


10:30 a.m
.
Partner
Presentation: Sigma Solutions


11:15 a.m
.
Morning
Wrap up


11:30 p.m.
Lunch


12:30 p.m.

VMware
Presentation:
VMWorld

Recap


1:15 p.m.
What's
New
w/
VMUG & VMware, Raffle for
iPad

2,

Open Q&A

5

Welcome to PISD
Sockwell

Center


No Smoking on PISD Campus


Overflow parking is at the mall


Restrooms


Emergency Exit


6

DFW VMUG Questionnaire

DFW VMUG Questionnaire

Name:____________________________________________________

Company:_________________________________________________

Email Address:_____________________________________________

Please give thanks to our sponsors for this VMUG.
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the following





The DFW VMUG





Meeting Room

/ Location





Food “Big Apple Café”






Any comments about today’s sponsors?



Is there a sponsor that you would like to have come and speak at the
VMUG’s?



Are there any topics that you would like to have detailed discussions about?



Questions
/

Comments?

Turn in questionnaire for a chance to win an
iPad

2!

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The world’s largest commercial Real Estate firm with over
450
offices in
50
countries


36000 Employees


128.1 Billion in transactions in 2010

My Company

8

CBRE Environment


3 US Datacenters


95 ESX Hosts running 4.1


1200 VMs


~300 VDI Desktops in the US, still Internal IT


All hosts are on Cisco UCS B200 blades with 96GB of RAM. VDI Hosts
are on B230s with192GB of RAM


Further expansion will probably be with
vBlocks

9

CBRE View Deployment

VMware View
Pod
on Cisco UCS
Hardware

10

View on UCS

Clean wiring

11

Questions?

12

DFW VMUG Sponsors

Food Catered By
:

www.bigapplecafe.com
-

817
-
572
-
7753

Michael Williams

Systems Engineer

Elias
Khnaser

Practice Director, Virtualization

13

Open Discussion
-

Flings


Zimbra for Android Phones
-

much better than Touchdown.


Boomerang
-

Quickly access servers


New

VDSPowerCli
-

manage distributed switches with PowerCLI


vCMA
-

manage vSphere from a tablet. Great for meetings and showing performance data to application
developers.


Thinapped vSphere Client

14

Open Discussion
-

View Outlook Tweak

The Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 policy settings in the Group Policy Object Editor do not include the Outlook Anywhere
settings. We need to update the template which will allow us to set the ‘No Flags’ option so Outlook Anywhere is disabled,
then the settings can be pushed via GPO to Computers in the domain.

You
cannot use Group Policy settings to configure Outlook Anywhere (RPC/HTTP) settings

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961112

After
installing the template set the ‘RPC/HTTP Connection Flags’ to ‘No Flags’

This
will disable Outlook Anywhere for the Computers specified in the GPO Policy.


15

Open Discussion
-

Help! I manually deleted a VM from View!

Don’t do this! It causes the View database to become inconsistent.


If you did, see “
Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from VMware View
Manager
” KB
1008658



SviConfig

-
operation=
RemoveSviClone

-
VmName
=
VM name

-
AdminUser
=
the local admin user

-
AdminPassword
=

the local admin password

-
ServerUrl
=
the View Composer server URL


16

Open Discussion
-

Remove “Safely Remove Hardware” Icon

The “Safely Remove Hardware” widget in the system tray could possibly cause problems. You can now remove it in Version 7 VMs.

To

remove it:

Edit
Settings, click Options tab at top, click on General, then click the Configuration Parameters button. Scroll all the way down

to

the bottom of the
list and click Add Row. Type "
devices.hotplug
" without the quotations, and in the next field type "FALSE" without quotations. Power on VM and the
"Safely Remove Hardware" icon will not appear
.

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Open Discussion
-

R2 Performance

Q: My performance is slow on Windows 2008 R2 Servers.

A
: The most effective solution is to update to ESX 4.0 Update 1, which provides a new WDDM driver that is installed with VMwar
e T
ools and is fully
supported. After a VMware Tools upgrade, you can find it in C:
\
Program Files
\
Common Files
\
VMware
\
Drivers
\
wddm_video
.


KB Article:
1011709

Did you try to install the WDDM driver or to just disable the SVGA driver? Typically I have had customers install the WDDM d
riv
er and increase the
video RAM to 32MB, to see a better improvement in video response on 2008 R2 machines.


http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1011709&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1
_1&
dialo
gID=43856896&stateId=0%200%2043008426




Note: By default Windows 2008 uses the SVGA driver so you must manually configure the WDDM driver using the path above.


If you cannot update to ESX 4.0 Update 1, deselect the driver included with ESX 4.0. When you install VMware Tools, select Cu
sto
m or Modify in
the VMware Tools installation wizard, then deselect the SVGA (XPDM) driver.


Alternatively, remove the SVGA driver from the Device Manager after installing VMware Tools.


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Open Discussion
-

R2 Profile Copy

Copy Administrator Settings to Public User


“How to customize the default local user profile when you prepare an image of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003”

http
://support.microsoft.com/kb/959753

I
n
2008 R2, Microsoft removed the “Copy To” feature for user profiles. It now needs to be done using an unattend.xml file, see “
How

to customize the
default local user profile when you prepare an image of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 200
8 R
2”

http://
support.microsoft.com/kb/973289

An Example XML File for Server 2008 R2:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf
-
8
"?>

<
unattend

xmlns
="
urn:schemas
-
microsoft
-
com:unattend
">

<settings pass="specialize">

<component name="Microsoft
-
Windows
-
Shell
-
Setup"
processorArchitecture
="amd64"
publicKeyToken
="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral"
versionScope
="
nonSxS
"
xmlns:wcm
="http://schemas.microsoft.com/
WMIConfig
/2002/State"
xmlns:xsi
="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema
-
instance">

<
RegisteredOrganization
>Your Organization Name</
RegisteredOrganization
>

<
RegisteredOwner
>Your Registered Owner</
RegisteredOwner
>

<
CopyProfile
>true</
CopyProfile
>

</component>

</settings>

<
cpi:offlineImage

cpi:source
="
wim:f
:/sources/
install.wim#Windows

Server 2008 R2 SERVERSTANDARD
"
xmlns:cpi
="
urn:schemas
-
microsoft
-
com:cpi
" />

</
unattend
>

Execute
Sysprep

C:
\
windows
\
system32
\
sysprep
\
sysprep.exe

/generalize /
unattend:unattend.xml


19

Open Discussion
-

After
Sysprep

Make sure to put the VMware mouse drivers back in!

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Open Discussion
-

Getting Started with Automation

Recipe for success

Excel and the Concatenate command can help you build PowerShell scripts.


New
-
vm

-
vmhost

“Somehost.domain.net"
-
Name

ServerName
"
-
Template
“A Template"
-
Datastore

“An Existing LUN"
-
OSCustomizationspec

“A Customization Spec"
-
Location
“A Folder“


Execute this command using

VMware
vSphere™
PowerCLI

http://
communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/server/vsphere/automationtools

PowerGUI

Script Editor

Powergui.org

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Open Discussion
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Automation with Orchestrator

Orchestrator is VMware’s best kept secret. It is a tool for automating vSphere
-

you probably already have it
installed and didn’t know it!


YouTube
video “How to configure VMware vCenter Orchestrator


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGs8nIn5p_4


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Open Discussion
-

Helpful Links

vSphere 4.1


What‘s New
:

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware
-
Whats
-
New
-
in
-
vSphere
-
41
-
ds
-
en.pdf

http://
technodrone.blogspot.com/2010/07/what
-
new
-
in
-
vsphere
-
41
-
esxi.html


RVTools
:

RVTools

is able to list information about
cpu
, memory, disks,
nics
,
cd
-
rom
, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts,
nics
,
datastores
,
switches, ports and health checks.

The tool is called
RVTools

and is downloadable from
www.robware.net


2008 Template Build:

http://jeremywaldrop.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/how
-
to
-
build
-
a
-
windows
-
2008
-
vmware
-
esx
-
vm
-
template
/


ExtPart

for the C: drive on 2000 and 2003 32
-
bit servers:

http://
support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R64398&formatcnt=2&fileid=83929


A Great Website to check out to make your P2V’s a little bit easier.

http://ituda.com/

http://
ituda.com/vmware
-
p2v
-
converter
-
best
-
practices

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Open Discussion
-

Helpful Links

VMware Launch Pad
-

Your gateway to the VMware Universe

http://thevpad.com/


VMware
ESXi

and ESX Info Center

http://vmware.com/products/vsphere/esxi
-
and
-
esx/index.html


VMware vSphere Upgrade Center

http://vmware.com/products/vsphere/upgrade
-
center/


Search the Hardware Compatibility Guide:

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php


Compare Editions:

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html


Performance Enhancements:

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere
-
whatsnew
-
performance
-
wp.pdf


Hot
-
add Support:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf


Life Cycle and Version Retirement

http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle/vi/eos.html


http://app.connect.vmware.com/e/es.aspx?s=524&e=12381741&elq=9719a80a21e84019bf33d7e40ccf2658&OPENID=Browser

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Open Discussion
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Helpful Links

Life Cycle and Version Retirement

http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle/vi/eos.html


http://app.connect.vmware.com/e/es.aspx?s=524&e=12381741&elq=9719a80a21e84019bf33d7e40ccf2658&OPENID=Browser

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