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Running Synology on ESXi

Running Synology on ESXi

A couple of weeks ago my long time friend Synology DS411J+ decided to die, almost 5 years old. Unfortunately Synology only offers 2 years support, so my probably fried mainboard will go into the waste bin together with it’s brother Synology DS410J. I guess the reason for it’s death is corrosion… Continue Reading

Getting Started with SMSPassword

Getting Started with SMSPassword

In this blog post I’m going to show you how you can secure your Netscaler Gateway or VMware Authentication Server with SMSPassword 2-factor authentication in 5 minutes! The moment you open your firewall for remote access you’re putting your lab or production environment into the danger zone. If you’re a blogger like me,… Continue Reading

Getting Started With Microsoft Action Pack

Getting Started With Microsoft Action Pack

Almost two years ago I asked my fellow CTPs about their best TechNet Replacement. It became very clear that Microsoft Action Pack Subscription for Partners is the best kept secret no one seems to know about. At Citrix Summit 2015 we learned from Brad Anderson that the ONLY way to deliver the 3rd most… Continue Reading

Build VM Templates Automatically On a Schedule

Build VM Templates Automatically On a Schedule

Building VM Templates for your preferred Hypervisor can take a lot of time and also involves a couple of manual steps. Most importantly, when was the last time you updated your VM Templates? Templates are like tomatoes, they’re rotten after just a couple of days. Even though you have Windows Updates… Continue Reading

The Best Windows Thin Client

The Best Windows Thin Client

A couple a weeks ago I covered Raspberry PI as a Thin Client with ThinLinx. Citrix has finally classified the Citrix Ready Thin Clients into 3 categories; HDX Ready, HDX Premium and HDX 3D Pro. The Raspberry PI falls into the first category, HDX Ready. At the moment it’s missing support for… Continue Reading

ControlUp Insights

ControlUp Insights

ControlUp Insights will be released in the end of January 2016. To celebrate the launch I’ll be hosting a webinar together with Yoni Avital showing you all the new features of the ControlUp 5.0 release. Make sure to register your seat for the 24th of January 2016 //14:00 EST webinar here. Now what… Continue Reading

Altaro and Nakivo VM Backup Review

Altaro and Nakivo VM Backup Review

A couple of week ago I stumbled upon a tweet from Rory Monaghan about the simplicity of Altaro VM Backup. So I set out on a mission to research the marked for an affordable and simple backup solution for home labs. The products I found and will cover below are Altaro and… Continue Reading

virtual expo 2015 agenda

virtual expo 2015 agenda

Don’t miss your chance to stay on top of the latest and greatest. Block 30th of September in your calander and enjoy 9 webinars packed with awesome content and speakers. Continue Reading