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Free MDT Tools and PowerShell Scripts to Fully Automate the Deployment and Configuration of Hyper-V Server 2016, Failover Clustering, and Storage Spaces Direct for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure!

By | December 3rd, 2015|Microsoft|

In the previous blog post I demonstrated how to build a proof of concept environment using Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct using virtual machines on VMware vSphere. Expanding on the concepts that I covered in the previous post, I'm going to show you how to fully automate the installation and configuration process using Microsoft's free hypervisor and deployment software, namely Hyper-V Server 2016 and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1. If you follow the steps in this post, at the end you will have a fully automated, entirely free Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform including shared storage [...]

Introduction and Evaluation of Windows Server 2016 TP4 Hyper-V using Storage Spaces Direct for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

By | November 30th, 2015|Microsoft|

This is a two part series. To read the second post, click here. A couple years ago Microsoft released a new feature in Windows Server called Storage Spaces. From the customers that I work with, the feature has not been widely adopted, but has attracted much interest from Microsoft shops, particularly those looking to leverage for Hyper-V SMB storage or for scale-out private clouds. I suspect this is mostly due to one of the original limitations of Storage Spaces, requiring all hosts in the cluster to see the local storage, either directly or through JBOD SAS expanders, which are not [...]

Citrix XenApp XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Pack 3 with Windows 10 VDA and Thinwire Compatibility Mode!

By | October 30th, 2015|Citrix|

I recorded a short video demonstrating the latest innovations from Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Pack 3 (FP3), Windows 10 VDI and Thinwire Compatibility Mode (aka Thinwire+ or Project Snowball)! Check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg-szSun1nU&feature=youtu.be In this video, Dane Young, Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and Virtualization Practice Manager at Entisys Solutions demonstrates the user experience of Citrix XenApp XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Pack 3 with Windows 10 Virtual Delivery Agent. Also shown in this video is the new Thinwire Compatibility Mode (aka Thinwire+ or Project Snowball)! Amazing user experience from a Surface Pro [...]

Integration, Implementation and Performance Guide for Unidesk for vSphere with Atlantis HyperScale and USX! Featuring XenDesktop and AppSense

By | September 21st, 2015|AppSense, Atlantis Computing, Citrix, HP, VMware|

As mentioned in a previous blog post, May 2015 Atlantis Computing released an integrated hardware/software Hyper-Converged Infrastructure platform called HyperScale. As a refresher for those not as familiar with Atlantis, here's a high level overview of their current three platforms (ILIO, USX, and HyperScale): Since HyperScale launched I've had many customers and colleagues inquire about cross product integration with other End User Computing software solutions including Unidesk, View/XenDesktop, AppSense/RES, and others. This post will focus primarily on Atlantis and Unidesk integration, notably the thought leaders for layering technologies as we know them today. If you're not familiar with Unidesk, here's a [...]

The best Software Defined Storage and All-Flash Hyper-Converged Infrastructure platform for vSphere and XenServer just got better! Announcing Atlantis USX 3.0!

By | September 1st, 2015|Atlantis Computing|

It's been a whirlwind year for Software Defined Storage player Atlantis Computing with USX and All-Flash Hyper-Converged Infrastructure platform HyperScale. In fact, it was only a year ago that USX 2.0 was announced and received Best of VMworld 2014 for Storage and Backup products.  If you look at the progression it's quite impressive what Atlantis has accomplished from a product and packaging perspective in just the last year, including adding XenServer, which is huge for customers doing End User Computing from Citrix. As we move toward the end of the year, I'm happy to share the Atlantis USX 3.0 announcement and the new [...]

Deploying Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on Windows Server 2016 (Technical Preview)

By | June 30th, 2015|Microsoft|

Three years back I wrote a blog post on Deploying Windows 8 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on Windows Server 2012 that has been wildly popular and received lots of blog comments. With the release of Windows 10 anticipated within the next month, I felt it would be appropriate to do an update to this blog post. This time, I will show how to deploy Windows 10, using NVIDIA GRID K1 graphics cards, RemoteFX, and Windows Server 2016 (not the official name, still being called 'Technical Preview 2'). The Windows Server 2016 host is an HP DL380 Gen8 server with two GRID [...]

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