First time a VMware vExpert, Ho behave!

29/05/2013 Lior Kamrat 1

Be selected as a vExpert is such a great honor. Being an active part of the VMware community is rewarding by itself but getting recognized for your contribution is a whole new ball game. When I started this blog all I wanted was to have some sort of technical archive for myself but rather quickly I was sucked in. The VMware community is more than just a group of super-technical people. The biggest thing that unites us is our passion for the technology and our desire to share knowledge and experience.   I would like to take the opportunity to [Read More]

Connect to a Random VMware View Desktop Pool Using PowerCLI

18/04/2013 Lior Kamrat 0

Last week I had a conversation with one of my team mates  We were asked to provide a way for a VDI user to connect to a random VMware View desktop (floating) pool automatically each time a desktop is needed. I’ve created a PowerCLI script which will provide a way for a random pool selection from the user’s pool assignment. The only prerequisite for this to work is that the View administrator will grant user pool permissions up-front. [sourcecode language=”powershell”] #Random View Desktop Pool Connection #Created for: imallvirtual.com #Created by: Lior Kamrat #Created on: 16/04/2013 #Map VMware View Connection Server and desktop [Read More]

vCenter 5.1 – Simple installation script causing IE10 web browser error

04/04/2013 Lior Kamrat 1

Today, while installing my DR lab vCenter 5.1.0b (build 947939) server in a simple installation mode, just when the SSO installation part was about to finish, an error message pops-out:     I remembered a couple of days ago I performed a Windows Update with the new Internet Explorer 10 included. Although there is no mentioning in the following Microsoft KB regarding IE10, I’ve decided to deploy a new VM and give it a go. Gladly it worked: 1. Open the Registry Editor 2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer 3. Create a new key that is called Styles 4. Create a [Read More]

VMware CloudCred – The new geek’s playground

25/03/2013 Lior Kamrat 2

From time to time I find myself hooked to a new online service, game or a technology. It’s been a while since I played a serious game (My good old Red Alert 3 retired) and I’m not a big fan of Facebook games. CloudCred is a new service released by VMware or more like a cloud computing playground.

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