Nifty new MS cluster feature (2016 Server tech) – configure your own witness in the cloud

An interesting feature within W2k16 within the clustering framework is the cloud witness. Quorum maintenance being one of the most important parts of any cluster design. With DR can be a design challenge as MS recommend that the quorum is located in a 3rd data center. As a lot of companies operate using 2 data … More Nifty new MS cluster feature (2016 Server tech) – configure your own witness in the cloud

Citrix HDX Flash redirection tip: how to disable player version check

Been testing various thin clients lately and one thing that appears same across them all is when testing HDX flash offloading by default they will fail due to the flash player being that bit older than perhaps what your VDI image/published desktop has installed. Example message below:   If you do come across this message … More Citrix HDX Flash redirection tip: how to disable player version check

ESXi tip: Recommended lockdown mode configurations

As you can probably guess by its name lockdown mode is used to increase the security of your ESXi hosts. When enabled no users other than vpxuser have permissions to logon nor can they perform activities against the host directly. Essentially forces all operations to be performed through vCenter. Enclosed is a handy table showing the recommended … More ESXi tip: Recommended lockdown mode configurations