Bill Gurling is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Rubrik. In addition to spending too much time on work, Bill also enjoys being bad at Overwatch and occasionally embarrassing himself on social media.
Rubrik Drops 3.2 - Cloud Clusters and More!
Today the fine folks over at Rubrik dropped their 3.2 release and it is packed with quite a few nifty little features, especially for a .2 release. Quick aside here, if you dont follow the below folks on social media you're missing out. They have at least a quorum
Q3 Wrap Up - Life is a whirlwind
Those of you that read this blog with any sort of frequency probably realize that I tend to produce more install/configure or break/fix type posts than anything else. This post is a departure from that paradigm, at least for a little while. Life has been crazy lately, so
Varrow Madness 2014 - Auto Deploy, Image Profiles, and Host Profiles Slide Deck
Another Varrow Madness is behind us, and the feeling is bittersweet. So much fun and such great content, but I would be lying if I didn't say that we all look forward to it every year. It was a huge success with a great speaker, Shawn Achor [http://www.ted.
PernixData FVP 1.5 Reinstall
One of my favorite things to do is try to squeeze as much performance out of my home lab without buying more expensive gear or generating excessive amounts of heat since I already have space and cooling issues in my 15x15 office at home (yay townhouse). To that end, PernixData
vSphere 5.5 Web Client Console - Works in Windows not in OSX - vCenter Storage Appliance
Quick post cause my googling didn't point me in the right direction but as usual Jason Nash [http://jasonnash.com/] did. Had an issue with the vSphere 5.5 web client on the VCSA in my lab where it would launch from a Windows machine but not from an OSX
VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices won't start - vCenter 5.1
I ran into an interesting issue at the tail end of a project not to long ago. Updated a customer's vCenter and his Hosts from 4.1 to 5.1, which amazingly enough went off without a hitch. We were about to head out when I realized that the Management
You guys are gonna love this - vCenter 5.1 SSO Password Recovery Using SQL
Hey all, as per my last post I tested altering the password in the SSO DB and it worked! Watch the below video for instructions on how to get it done: from on [Vimeo](https://vimeo.com/)Always back up your database before modifying it directly if you are inexperienced
SQLing my way around the "Authorization Exception" Domain Logon Error in vSphere 5.1
Here's the situation. A customer had some AD issues related to botched DCs that were incorrectly P2V'd for whatever reason. As a result the customer had to open a trouble ticket with Microsoft and forcibly remove the DCs from AD as DCPROMO was not working properly. All then seemed to
Frozen \ Hung Console - VMware vSphere 5.1 - Horizon View 5.2
Ran across an interesting issue this week and thought I would share the solution since I was not able to easily find anything via Google.Shout out to @thombrown for helping me figure this one out. Basically, what would happen was that on one specific pool, if a user was
vSphere 5.1 VMware Tools Upgrade on XenDesktop Streamed VM (PVS 6.1) - Part II
Background First off, sorry for the delay folks. I have been getting a ton of positive feedback on part 1 and to be honest I just have not had time to blog like I used to. I am doing my best to make sure that I am more diligent about
Office365 SAML SSO w/ AppController 2.6
Somewhat recently Citrix released a patch for AppController 2.6 which reintroduced the Office365 SAML SSO connector. We were pretty excited because we use CloudGateway and Office365 in house and the SSO functionality is really handy. Unfortunately setup is not super intuitive so I am going to publish a quick
vSphere 5.1 VMware Tools Upgrade on XenDesktop Streamed VM (PVS 6.1) - Part I
Intro Part of my job as Lab Manager is something that Sysadmins across the world have to deal with - routine maintenance. It's been a while since we rolled out vSphere 5.1 in the lab and we just upgraded our hosts to so I figured it was about time
PCIe Parallel Port Passthrough w/ VMware Workstation 9
My neighbor Dave works for they are a small shop out of Sparta, TN and their infrastructure is very minimal since they don't really have a dedicated IT Pro. The other day they asked me where to find a hardware capable of running Windows 98. Needless to say I was
Cables and Kits - Truly Experts in Awesome
So I ordered a few rackmount kits from CablesAndKits.com yesterday, and just for fun I included this in the notes: [http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SNgRoml2qUI/URUtOeWrCQI/AAAAAAAAAEw/Y5NwWv4rVUc/s1600/Question.tiff] Here's what came in the mail today (I didn't even pay for expedited shipping): [http://4.bp.
UCS - Persist WWNN & WWPN With New Service Profile From Template
I have been looking for an excuse to blog about something other than CloudGateway and thankfully, I finally found it today (aww c'mon Citrix, you know I love you baby). I had someone ask me how they could create a new Service Profile from a Service Profile template while retaining
Deploying iOS Apps with AppController 2.5
Perhaps the biggest draw of Citrix CloudGateway Enterprise is its MDX Technology [http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/jul-2012/citrix-adds-mdx-technology-to-cloudgateway-for-enterprise-mobility.html] So first thing's first, in order to do this you are going to need a paid Apple developer account [https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/] Certificate and Profile Generation
Increasing Citrix StoreFront 1.2 Session Timeouts
I got a request the other day to increase the session timeout for our CloudGateway environment. A lot of people are just lugging around tablets with them rather than laptops and are primarily using CloudGateway to facilitate the use of any Windows or SaaS apps they might need to access.