ESXi Slow Boot – Troubleshooting

ESXi Slow Boot – Troubleshooting

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One of our customers asked us to apply an update to their ESXi hosts. Since this is something we do on a regular basis, we did not expect any issues with applying this update. I downloaded the requested updated from vmware and got it ready to install. I put the… Read More

Hyper-V 2016 Cluster crash – Troubleshooting

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Recently I installed a brand new 2-node Hyper-V 2016 cluster with the latest generation of hardware for one of our customers. I finished the setup of the cluster on Friday and happily left for the weekend. I had a day off on Monday, came back to the office on Tuesday.… Read More

ADFS: A cloud based approach

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Have you ever counted how many times you type in your password to authenticate yourself? Whether it is in the morning to log in to your account and start working or when you have to authenticate yourself with a third-party provider (Azure, SharePoint, ServiceNow)? Luckily, we can use Microsoft Windows… Read More

Microsoft SQL Server Best Practices in a virtualized environment

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Question: What does a self-employed florist have in common with a multi-billion dollar company? What does a hospital have in common with an advertising company? That’s right! They all use some form of a database* to store their data. Whether it’s an excel file containing names, orders, addresses or an access… Read More

I met the VDI challenge – my experience setting up VMWare Horizon View

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a technology that has been around for over a decade now. Though most IT engineers know the term and what it does, not many have actually implemented such an interesting environment. Most of them associate them to brands such as Citrix, VMWare or Microsoft. Every… Read More