View Composer and vCenter in different domains

Recently, a hosting company wanted to know if their customers can have VMware View running on hosted vCenter/ESXi hosts. The hosted vCenter Server was a shared resource and had many clusters that were used by other customers as well. The vcenter credentials used in VMware View cannot have permissions to all other clusters. In summary: VMware View will be running in the customer’s domain vCenter Server will be in the hosting company’s domain Customers cannot have permissions at a vCenter Server level View Composer cannot be co-installed on the vCenter Server Solution:...

November 30, 2015 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

Converting a reserved desktop to a gold pattern fails with an unknown agent status in VMware Horizon DaaS

Was setting up VMware Horizon Daas for the first time and clearly it looks like I missed a configuration step. The desktop was prepared, agents installed, firewall disabled, local administrator enabled, certificated imported, etc. i.e. the desktop looked good from a config perspective. From the Daas Agent logs at C:\Program Files (x86)\DaaS Agent\service\DaaSAgent 2015-05-21 19:19:59 \[INFO \] DaaSAgent - \*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\* Starting DaaS Agent 6.1.0, Build-22158.1 \*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\* 2015-05-21 19:19:59 \[INFO \] DaaSAgent - System Info: Windows7\_64(6....

May 22, 2015 · 4 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

HAProxy and VMware View

HAProxy is an open source load balancer. More info here: HAProxy can load balance HTTP/HTTPS and supports session persistence. The View Setup: Internal Network Subnet: 192.168.100.x External Network Subnet: 10.1.1.x Two connection servers with the below IP Addresses: Connection Server 1: Connection Server 2: Two Security Servers with the below IP Addresses: Security Server 1: Security Server 2: HAProxy Load Balancer server configuration: OS: Ubuntu Server 14....

November 5, 2014 · 2 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

Error 1920. Service VMware View Composer (svid) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.

Got this strange error while installing Horizon View Composer 6.0. "Error 1920. Service VMware View Composer (svid) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." Manually starting the service also fails and does not report any errors. The view composer logs do not get created as well. Windows logs an error event To work around the issue turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update. In order to Turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update:...

June 29, 2014 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

Static IP addresses and VMware View Quick Preped Linked Clones

Had this crazy customer who wanted to set static IP addresses for her View Desktops. Here are her requirements: I dont want a DHCP server Sysprep is not allowed ..and I want to automate configuring my VM’s with static IP addresses with quick prep! I have a file with the desktop names and their static IP addresses. Solution: Copy the file to the parent/master VM Create a batch script that reads off the file and sets the static IP In the parent VM, use the RunOnceEx registry key to run the batch file once

October 25, 2013 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni