VMware Labs updated VMware tools for ESXi


There was an update of VMware tools for nested ESXi on VMware Labs website recently. The new update allows to report IPv6 addresses as well as IPv4 addresses for nested ESXi guests. If you don’t use VMware tools for your nested lab, you should as it allows to interract with the ESXi OS the same way […]

VMware Horizon Workspace Fundamentals [V1.8] Free Training

Horizon Workspace Free Training

VMware Horizon Workspace 1.8 which has been released last month is fully compatible with vSphere 5.5 U1. The product grew further with new feature and enhancements. While you can read what’s new below, I’d like to point you to New Free 2 hours training for VMware Horizon Workspace 1.8 called VMware Horizon Workspace Fundamentals [V1.8]. If […]

Shadowing RDS connections in Windows 2012 R2


Some sources reported that Microsoft has removed the possibility to shadow RDS connections in Windows 2012, but then put it back in the Windows 2012 R2 release. I quickly checked in my lab on two VMs, but saw that both versions of Windows Server 2012 allows that. I thought that it might interest someone, that’s […]

vExpert 2014 announced – check it out!

VMware vExpert 2014

This year’s vExperts 2014 were announced! Check it out. I’ve been honored again as a vExpert this year. Great thanks to VMware and vExpert team behind the program. It’s Correy Romero who announced the news on the VMTN blog. This year over 700 vExperts (exactly 754 vExperts this year) were named. Here is the full list of […]

Double Commander – Free File manager Windows, Linux, MacOS

Double Commander - Freeware and Multi Platform File Manager

I stumbled through this file manager called Double Commander. It’s not the first one I was testing in the past. If you remember, last year I have actually published an article which showed another free file manager based on tabbed approach. Today I’ll show you another free utility, a file manager which might be useful […]

Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 8.x

Elevated command prompt Windows 8.x

One of the annoyances of W8.x OS (there are others too) is the fact that pressing WIN (Windows) + R and then typing cmd gives you command prompt window, but without elevated privileges. This is quite annoying because even with being member of the local administrator group you get restricted on that – you need Elevated Command […]

vSphere Homelabs in 2014 – scale up or scale out?

Infiniband PCI-E 4X DDR Dual Port Storage Host Channel Adapter

Quite a few cool posts on home labs lately triggers this post concerning vSphere Homelabs in 2014 - designs and evolution. There was the first one I spotted on Erik Bussink’s blog yesterday which talks about Shift in homelab designs. Erik is right when saying that the requirements for homelab are exploding.  And now he just […]

Check out the TOP vBlog 2014 Results

Top vBlog 2014 Results

Last night I was watching (or trying to) the TOP vBlog 2014 voting live with @ericsiebert @jtroyer @RickVanover and @davidmdavis. Awesome event, great competition and excellent motivation for the future. This year there was 320 blogs participating. The list is just huge….-:) There was over 1400 votes this year compared to around 1300 last year. The number of […]