Author: Geoffrey O'Brien

Deploy and Configure the Derdack Enterprise Alert Mobile App for iOS through Air-Watch

Derdack Enterprise Alert is a software suite that provides insight into your enterprise operations allowing for super fast and effective incident response and resolution. Air-Watch is a global leader for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) which allows for seamless integration across enterprise

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Horizon View Events Database Creation Script

I built this script out to create a Horizon View Composer database along with the schemas and permissions for my lab.

Posted in View, Vmware

Horizon View Composer Database Creation Script

I built this script out to create a Horizon View Composer database along with the schemas and permissions for my lab.

Posted in View, Vmware

Convert a Mac OS X Mavericks Download into a bootable ISO for VMware Fusion/Workstation/ESXi

# Mount the installer image hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app # Convert the boot image to a sparse bundle hdiutil convert /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -format UDSP -o /tmp/Mavericks # Increase the sparse bundle capacity to accommodate the

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Putting a PC on a Diet

Where I work, we have a fairly large VMWare View deployment, primarily for publicly facing devices such as library patron kiosks, digital signage, and computing labs; we mostly use Zero Clients for the front end.  I found that we were

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Prepare to Mass Deploy VMWare Horizon View Client For Mac (with Composer)

The VMWare Horizon client is an easy install in itself as it’s a drag and drop installer, but here are times where as an administrator you’d like to push out the connection settings and other little tweaks to fit your

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VMWare View Kiosk Mode Admin Script

I had started to deploy some repurposed PC’s for thin clients using Windows ThinPC while we wait to place an order of Tera2 devices.  While after configuring a few Kiosk clients I thought I would save myself some time in

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vCenter ADAM_VMwareVCMSDS event logging every 1 minute

First off, if you are using VMWare to virtualize a datacenter you need to vCheck if you’re not rolling your own solution.  If I had a ton of fingers, i’d be using them to count how many times it’s found

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Creating Your Own Time Machine….Server

Dr. Who, Marty McFly, and Steve Jobs all had the same vision, Time Travel.  While a Tardis, a Delorean. and a Steam Engine seem like the most logical choice for this task, im going to show you that with a

Posted in Mac, Tech

VMWare View Linux Client & The Phantom Pixel

I took delivery of some new thin clients and 20 in monitors that I quickly hooked up to my VMWare View connection server, and noticed something strange, a dead pixel.  I went through all the troubleshooting of replacing cables, monitors,

Posted in Tech, View, Vmware