VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’
Sep05

VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’

KB ID 0001592 Problem Seen when attempting to deploy Window Server 2016, as an ‘Image’ (Parent VM,) with VMware Horizon View. ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’ I double checked, and Server 2016 (Standard and DataCenter) were supported, as was Server 2019 (Standard and DataCenter.) The image also had a new version of the VMware Horizon View agent installed in it? Solution In my case this was an embarrassingly easy...

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VMware Horizon – Replacing Certificates
May09

VMware Horizon – Replacing Certificates

KB ID 0001547 Problem I deployed Horizon v7 a while ago for a client, they messaged me to say their wildcard cert was about to expire, could I replace it in the Horizon infrastructure. On logging in, sure enough; Connection Server Details Status: The service has a minor issue SSL Certificate: About to expire {Date} {Time} This is why I like VMware, it’s picked up the problem, and pointed me in the right direction, (the...

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VMware: Server Certificate Subject Name Does Not Match
Jan14

VMware: Server Certificate Subject Name Does Not Match

KB ID 0001504 Problem If you replace the self signed certificate on your Horizon Connection servers, (so that they have a certificate with your ‘public’ address), you will see this error; Status: Servers’s certificate subject name does not match the server’s External URL. Server’s certificates is not trusted. SSL Certificate: Invalid Solution At first I thought this was simply a DNS problem, and I needed...

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VMware Composer Install Fails
Jan09

VMware Composer Install Fails

KB ID 0001498 Problem While attempting to deploy VMware Composer, (in my case version 7) on a windows Server, (in my case 2016 Datacenter). This happened; Installation Failed The wizard was interrupted before VMware Horizon7 Composer could be completely installed. Your system has not been modified. To complete installation at another time please run setup again. Click Finish to exit the wizard. Annoyingly I know what it was straight...

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VMware View  Connection Server  – Stop Session timeouts
Nov17

VMware View Connection Server – Stop Session timeouts

KB ID 0000605 Problem For security reasons, the VMware View Administrator will timeout after a short period of inactivity, and you will see the following. Server Error Your session has timed out. Please log in again. Click OK to be redirected to the login screen. However if you work in the console a lot, this can get quite annoying. Solution From within the View Administrator console > View Configuration > Global settings >...

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Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 1: Configure Active Directory and Deploy VMware Connection Server
Nov17

Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 1: Configure Active Directory and Deploy VMware Connection Server

KB ID 0000594 Problem VMware View is a big product, deploying it can be daunting, and if you’re not sure what you’re doing it’s pretty easy to deploy ‘misconfigured’, or at the very least not configured as well as it should. I’m going to run though most requirements, but it would seem sensible to break this up into a few different articles. Solution Configuring Windows Active Directory for VMware...

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