Desktop Virtualization


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Tips for Managing VDI, Part 7: Success vs. Failure

Tom points out a key factor that can make VDI a success and talks about one of the reasons it failed in the early days.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 6: Infrastructure Options

Tom takes a look at Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and hybrid infrastructure.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 5: Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Tom explains how HCI works with VDI.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 4: UC, Monitoring and SD-WAN

Tom looks at ways to offload UC processes from datacenter CPUs to VDI clients, monitoring remote assets and the benefits of using SD-WAN.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 3: Performance & Cost

With the basics out of the way, Tom looks at some VDI techniques to increase performance and decrease costs.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 2: Component Best Practices

After previously explaining what VDI is and its recent history, Tom dives in to specific components and some best practices around them.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 1: The Basics

Tom gives expert hands-on advice as more employers try to keep their employees happy working from home without risking a corporation's digital assets.

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Gathering Information on Your Wi-Fi NIC and Connection on Linux

Tom Fenton shares his tools for monitoring built-in device Wi-Fi among the wide variety of Linux versions and GUI interfaces.

VMware Advises Horizon Users to Patch for Log4j Vulnerabilities

VMware issued an "IMPORTANT" message to users of its Horizon virtual desktop offering, warning them to patch for critical Log4j vulnerabilities.

Azure Virtual Desktop Now Supports Trusted Launch Virtual Machines

Microsoft's cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offering, Azure Virtual Desktop, now supports Trust Launch virtual machines (VMs).

Hands on with VMware Horizon Version 2111 (aka 8.4), Part 2: Usage

After previously showing how to install the new offering, Tom puts it through its paces and shares his thoughts.

Hands on with VMware Horizon Version 2111 (aka 8.4), Part 1: Installation

After previously providing an overview of the new features included with Horizon 2111, released last month, Tom takes a deeper dive.

What's New in VMware Horizon 8 Version 2111 ESB

See what four features piqued Tom's interest in the new Extended Service Branch (ESB) Maintenance Release.

Replicating Slow Latency on Linux

In demonstrating some monitoring software, Tom needed to replicate a slow network that was being used in a VDI environment. Here's how he did it.

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Creating a Horizon Linux Client, Part 2: Installing the Horizon Client

After previously installing Linux on VMs in three systems, Tom installs the VMware Horizon native client on them to see how they perform.