VMware View vSGA with a Nvidia GT640 in a Dell C1100

VMware View vSGA with a Nvidia GT640 in a Dell C1100
This is the result of my successful quest to provide a low power cost effective way to run VMware vSGA in my home lab.  The main purpose outside of the “cool factor” was so that my son could play Minecraft on his virtual desktop.  As of this writing my home lab consisted of some Dell ...

VIN application tagging and VCOPS dashboard creation

VIN application tagging and VCOPS dashboard creation
With some help from Phil Balfanz and the State of Ohio Server team I was able to create a dashboard in VCOPS that displays Application health from VIN identified applications.  The neat part is when you notice an application health score declining you can click on it and quickly drill down to the individual vm’s ...

Front subframe

Front subframe
Here is a quick story on the front sub-frame.  I originally threw away the one that came with the car in order to force myself into the full TCI one that runs around $4500.  I later decided that was too rich for my blood so I bought a 71 Nova front sub frame off of ...

Engine

Engine
  Now that I have the engine and transmission harvested from the 2001 Trans AM it is time to clean it up.  First I stripped off the wiring harness, coil packs and all front accessories. Here is a shot of how dirty it was before I cleaned it. Another good shot of the years of ...

Let the LS swap begin!!

Let the LS swap begin!!
I got tired of searching for small parts to put together my LS1 swap for my 68 Camaro so i bought a 2000 Trans AM Last weekend.  It is a running car but the intent is to rob it of all the parts I need for my 68 Camaro LS swap.  I plan to swap ...

Home lab vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 upgrade

Home lab vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 upgrade
I was running the vCenter appliance 5.0 in my home lab and wanted to upgrade to 5.5.  During the process I wanted to explore inventory snapshot and do an in lace upgrade of vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 on a windows install.  I have recently become a big fan of creating a standalone super vm to house ...

My first Half Marathon in 2:11:53

My first Half Marathon in 2:11:53
I completed my first Half Marathon Last Weekend in Dayton after accidentally falling into it.  How did I accidentally fall into a marathon you ask? I started running about 5 months ago just to get in shape when I signed up for “The Amazing Race” through my company VMware.  The amazing race was an internal ...

Request and install external certificate into VMware view

Request and install external certificate into VMware view
Here are the steps I used back in View 5.0 to request and install an external certificate into a VMware View Security server or connection broker.  Remember in order for the View client or web browser to be happy with the certificate we install three things need to match.  One the name you went to ...

Camaro body progress

Camaro body progress
                 

Good guys car show

Good guys car show
Went to the good guys car show today with the kids.
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