Configuring VMware Switch for NLB

For all those using Load balancing with VMware, you will need to configure a NLB portgroup to avoid port flooding. To prevent RARP packets being sent every time vMotion or powering on a VM, you will need to configure no notify switch on the required portgroups. If you are using unicast, you will also need... Continue Reading →

Useful Group Policies for RDS 2012

I found a useful website which is great for reading up on group policies, please see the following link: http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/# Group Policy Website I have listed some recommended group polices that would be useful when configuring RDS. RD Gateway  connection through RD Gateway  RD Gateway server address RD Connection Broker Use RD Connection Broker load... Continue Reading →

Load Balance an RDS 2012 RDWA Farm Using a KEMP LoadMaster

This Article shows you how to Load Balance RDS 2012 Remote Desktop Web Access services (RDWA) using KEMP's LoadMaster. I am using one Kemp VLM 100 in this example. Configure DNS Create an A record for the NLB Web Address. Creating a Virtual service for RDWeb Select the TCP Port 443 Standard Options: Give the service a Name... Continue Reading →

VMware Host Cluster VM memory balancing script implementation

I recently found a replacement DRS script using PowerCLI from Scott Warren's Blog http://www.scottwarren.info/2011/03/24/scripting-a-drs-replacement-using-powercli/ I wanted to run this as a daily task to ensure that my standard edition ESX cluster was load balanced. Firstly I needed to create the folders on the Vcenter server to store the scripts and log files. In the root directory C: I created two folders VMware... Continue Reading →

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