Getting Started with the Synology Storage Console for VMware

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Synology Logo Getting Started with the Synology Storage Console for VMware I have used VMware vSAN and a Synology DS1821+ for several years for my home lab’s storage. However, up to now, I have never deployed the Synology Storage Console for VMware. Realizing that the console might have valuable benefits, I decided it was time to try it. This post will walk through the deployment process for the Synology Storage Console for VMware and review its various features.

Aria Operations Compliance Content for the vSphere 7.0 STIG V1, R2 is Available

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The United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) officially released the first update to the VMware vSphere 7.0 STIG on July 26, 2023. I have updated my custom compliance and alerting content for use within Aria Operations. This content covers almost all findings for the Virtual Machine STIG, a large portion of the ESXi STIG, and a select number of items from the vCenter STIG.

JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS on a VMware Horizon Connection Server = Not Good

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I encountered another fun adventure recently while upgrading some VMware Horizon 8 Connection Servers to version 2306. The upgrade process itself went smoothly, as you would expect. The installer processed the upgrade and stated that it was completed successfully. I attempted to access the VMware Horizon Administrator web console and found it would not process my smartcard authentication. I then tried to authenticate using an account with a password assigned, and again, the authentication was unsuccessful.

VMware Horizon Returning HTTP 421 Error?

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After recently upgrading the VMware Horizon Connection Servers in a VDI environment I am new to managing, end users complained that they could no longer access their virtual desktops. They stated that when they connected via the VMware Horizon Client for Windows, they received an HTTP 421 error similar to the screenshot below. VMware Horizon Windows Client Showing HTTP 421 Error Honestly, I had never heard of the HTTP 421 error code, so I had to look it up.

Deploying VMware Horizon 8 Connection Servers

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I recently had the opportunity to begin supporting multiple VMware Horizon 8 virtual desktop environments. Knowing that I wasn’t familiar with the products, I set out to deploy a complete environment in my home lab. This blog post is the first of hopefully several that will walk through the deployment and configuration of the various VMware Horizon and Workspace ONE components. Within this post, I walk through deploying my first Horizon 8 Connection Server and a Connection Server Replica.

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