VMware App Volumes 2.13 is GA

VMware has released a new version of App Volumes on October 19th 2017 – version 2.13. The talk about App Volumes 3.0 (Cloud/Service Provider edition) has died down some it seems and there are some very sought after features – App toggle, support for physical devices to name a couple, but VMware is continuing to […]

Running MS SQL Server 2017 on Ubuntu Server 16.04

Due to my need for a SQL server in my home lab, I decided to try Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Ubuntu Server. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I try and keep the Windows management and maintenance to a minimum in my home lab. I find managing linux systems much easier and […]

DNS for home lab

When building out a home lab one item on the infrastructure services list is Domain Name Service (DNS). I don’t think running DNS is an absolute necessity, but is very nice and helps when it comes to remembering server names. In order to “keep it simple” I decided to use BIND running on Ubuntu Server. […]

Current Home Lab [October 2017]

So let me start this post with a little bit of history… After many years of cleaning out all my old computer hardware – old cases, parts, monitors, printers, expansion cards, memory modules, hard drives, etc – and going down the “keep it simple” route when it came to running technology at home, I’ve just […]

VMware Workstation 14 now available!

I’m excited for the release of VMware Workstation 14! I had purchased the VMware Fusion Pro 10 Collectors Edition Box Set at VMworld(Fusion 10-year anniversary). The Collectors Edition Box Set also includes Workstation 14 Pro NFR keys for Windows and Linux which wasn’t widely advertised at the store. Since I don’t own or use a […]

Installing the Horizon Client for Linux

Figured I’d start out my new blog by posting something fairly easy. Since I starting tinkering and running a Linux desktop at home a few years ago the installation process for the Horizon Client for Linux has evolved some. The first time I attempted the Client install on Linux was in 2014. This involved adding […]

Hello!

Am starting my first blog. If nothing else, this can be a good personal reference of technical information on anything regarding Virtualization, VDI, etc. I was motivated to start this for the “Blogtober – Tech edition” challenge by Matt at VMATT.net Here’s hoping for more content! -Jason