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VMware and Wildcard Certificates

Recently I rebuilt my lab and decided to go for a wildcard certificate to get rid of those irritating security warnings.  I found some nasty things happen down the line and in fact I ended up rebuilding my lab completely once again to fix the numerous problems I had which I believe was caused by using wildcard certs. Below I drew up a table of my experience:

Feature Use Wildcard Comment
vCenter Yes but NO Seems to work but then you find nasty things later like the storage profile function doesn’t work
vCenter SSO NO Stops services
Web Client No Stops services
Log Browser No Stops services
vCAC No Not happy about the hostname in the cert
vCAC SSO No Not happy about the hostname in the cert
View Yes Seems OK
Horizon Workspace Configurator Yes Seems OK
Horizon Worksapce Gateway Yes Seems Ok

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Tegile = New Gold Sponsor

I’m pleased to announce Tegile as the next Gold Sponsor.


Tegile has been very good in supporting the vExpert community and you’ll see them this year at VMware but here’s what they do:


Tegile System’s portfolio of Intelligent Flash storage arrays are designed to accelerate enterprise applications – from smaller workloads to mission-critical deployments.  Tegile flash arrays deliver a comprehensive set of data management capabilities and support different storage media (hard disks, dense flash, high-performance flash) under a single storage operating system. 


What’s cool is you user can decide the amount of flash storage to meet the specific performance needs of your applications and get the needed performance of flash with the economics of disk storage.


I suppose if you think about it: If you had traditional storage what you do to get it as fast as SSDs? You’d put a storage accelerator in front of it. Well Tegile is one and the same out of the box, so no need for SSD, or storage acceleration + spindles.  Nice.

Liquidware Labs = New Gold Sponsor

I’m pleased to announce Liquidware Labs as next Gold Sponsor

Ok, Ok, We all know I used to work for Liquidware so I’m slightly biased but that was 2.5 years ago and I still love their technology. I’ve been a strong advocate so its no wonder they are also supporting me.  I love them so much that I’ve been aggressively pushing for use of LWL products at Canopy and Atos.

So what do they do? Well if you are in the VDI game you probably already know, but you don’t you are missing out big time.  IMO Liquidware fills the gaps not picked up by the core VDI vendors. They are the industry leader when comes to:

  • Assessment of existing desktop estates to help transform to VDI
  • In guest visibility of the VDI platform end-2-end to help diagnose issues with:
    • Performance
    • Logon Times
    • Application Response times
    • Usage
    • And much much more

Check out Stratusphere FIT and UX for more on the above

They also have a Persona/Profile Management solution that is not seen as the industry leader but as the most cost effective solution called ProfileUnity. Now I’m being honest when I say not the industry leader but things change and more recently LWL have closed the gap without compromising the price point.

Enough said.. GOT VDI? You need Liquidware Labs

Read some of my previous posts about them:

ProfileUnity 6 – You need this in VMware Horizon

VDI streamed Profiles = 15% Less User Density

I FlexApp’d a virus checker and I liked it