Monthly Archives: January 2013

VMware Update Manager and VMA Appliance

Ran into this issue in our environment with Update Manager. Basically VUM was stuck in a state of  “scanning virtual appliance”. VMA was the culprit in our case, hence ‘scanning virtual appliance’. If you have VMA appliance running, power it … Continue reading

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The curious case of the renamed VSphere VM

On the VMware forums there arose an issue regards a user who ran into issues with a renamed VM. Principally they want to get resxtop stats off the machine. Thing is the renamed VM appeared as it’s older counterpart: # … Continue reading

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Pro’s and Con’s – App-V shared content store in a Citrix PVS environment

So advantages with shared content as i see it:  –          Disk space – by replacing all the binaries with these small pointers it hugely saves on vDisk image space –          Will make copies across your DC’s faster as the vDisk image is … Continue reading

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How to add/update your App-V shared content store on a Provisioning Services (PVS) vDisk using vDisk management Update Feature

In App-V 5.0 there comes a new feature or rather an iteration of a previous one (shared cache).Shared Content Store (simple to setup – see here for instructions in App-V 5.0 allows us to stream directly from a content … Continue reading

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App-v 5.0 and XenApp integration

Just an fyi out there for folks who are looking to utilize App-v 5.0 to publish/stream applications in XenApp. At present there is no App-v Conduit available for app-v clients running v5, have a ticket open with Citrix regards this and work … Continue reading

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