How to Change Workspace ONE Access SAML Signing Certificate

In my previous engagement, a customer asked to change the Workspace ONE Access SAML signing cert after a year and a half in production.  WS1 Access was fully deployed along with DR sites and configured as 3rd party IDP with ADFS for O365 use cases. Background: SAML signing certificates ensure that messages are coming from […]

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Workspace ONE Access Log Files and Location

Workspace ONE Access Logs and Config File location I came across many times with my customers asking about the logs file location and config file for VMware Workspace ONE Access. Below table has most useful log file location and config file that Engineers and admin should know about and will be helpful to troubleshoot WS1 […]

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NTP configuration on multiple ESXi hosts via PowerCLI

As you might know, keeping our ESXi hosts’ date and time accurate is very critical. To prevent having an inaccurate time configuration we can use the NTP server in our environment.A few days ago, I faced a question about NTP configuration in the vSphere environment and how to set NTP configuration on many ESXi hosts. […]

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Enabling dynamic codec switching Horizon View 7.10

VMware Horizon 7.10 – released on September 17, 2019 – ships with a new dynamic encoder. Depending on what content you’re watching in your VDI, it will seamlessly switch to the best suiting codec for optimal performance/quality-balance. While H.264 is ideal for rapidly changing content like videos, JPG/PNG offers better quality for more static content […]

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Horizon PowerCLI: Modify existing Pool Settings in Horizon View

Earlier this year, I inherited several Horizon View environments that were not built with manageability in mind. I am working on a larger project to conduct a proper plan and design and rebuild these environments, but until that is complete I need to continue to support the legacy installations. In these environments (Horizon 7.5.1), each […]

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VMware PowerCLI Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration

    Problem:   Unable to connect vCenter with  “Connect-VIServer” command. It gives error “VMware PowerCLI Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration“       Reason:   The issue usually happen whenever Self Signed Certificate is used in Vcenter server.     Solution:   Execute below command to ignore Certificate check during vCenter Connection. […]

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Deployment of VMware Unified Access Gateway (UAG) on AWS as EC2 instance

Deployment of VMware Unified Access Gateway (UAG) on AWS as EC2 instance In this post, I’ll provide guidance on how to Deploy VMware Unified Access Gateway in AWS Amazon Native VPC as EC2 instance.  Before we proceed, currently UAG FIPS is only supported on the vSphere environment to all other deployment such as AWS and […]

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Horizon 7.x – Branding and customization of login page

As Horizon 7.7 just released last week, one of the features my customer often asked me about customizing horizon view default screen for enterprise logo and background.  I think it is a nice visual to add some simple branding to the default Horizon landing and portal pages and it is relatively straightforward to accomplish. Let’s […]

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