Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This Desktop Currently Has No Desktop Sources Available. Please Try Connecting to This Desktop Again Later, or Contact Your System Administrator

Hi Friends,

Got a frustrating one for you.  I've been running some Login VSI performance tests on Horizon View 6.x and I've been getting an error, but not on all of the desktops...  Inconsistent errors suck because something is working but other things aren't and it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

As the desktops are launching and users are logging in on SOME, not all of the desktops I get this error:

"This desktop currently has no desktop sources available.  Please try connecting to this desktop again later, or contact your system administrator."

Contact my system administrator?!?!  I **AM** the system administrator!

Here's the error message from a screen shot.

Okay, don't panic, what would Dr. Brain do in a situation like this?  I know, ask my good buddy Google!

I found a discussion on the VMware Communities board that showed other administrators getting the same message, but their errors seemed to be an all or nothing...  Hmmmmmm.....

Well, keep reading Dr. Brain...  Some AD problems, some DNS problems...  Yep, yep, makes sense, but I've got like a bazillion Login VSI users to use and it's only on SOME of the desktops.

One person responded to the discussion that they unregistered the users from the desktops and it worked.  Hmmm, worth giving that a try.

So I unregistered the users and then clicked on the Try Again thingy and it worked!

So what was the problem?  I'm guessing because I'm adding, deleting, adding deleting (you get the idea) desktops like crazy, I think View thinks those users are tied to other desktops and say, "You Shall Not Pass!"  Or something like that...

So if you're running into this error, and your AD and DNS are looking good, maybe you've got some weirdness going on with your users and the desktop that was assigned to them.

Until Next Time

Thursday, June 18, 2015

VDI Webinar - Thursday June 25th - Featuring Dr. Brain!

Hi Friends,

I wanted to let you know I'll be presenting a VDI webinar next week!  I'll be talking about how to setup your VDI environment, avoiding common pitfalls that can derail your implementation and how I test reference architectures including the use of Login VSI.  In typical Brain style I've included my unique sense of humor, so no boring blah blah blah.  :-)  Sign up and tune into Dr. Brain's "Building the Right VDI Solution - Testing Insights from the Trenches".  And if listening to me babble for an hour wasn't incentive enough, you can win an Amazon Gift Card!!

Hope to see you next Thursday!!
-Dr. Brain

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Brain and Wendel Episode 28 - iTunes Links Now Working

Hi Friends,

Just a quick update.  The iTunes links are working again!!  If you're an iTunes user, go get those episodes.  :-)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Brain and Wendel Episode 28 - Storage Protocol-o-Rama! iSCSI / FCP / CIFS

Hi Friends,

Brain and Wendel are here to make Monday suck less!  This weeks episode we talk about all the different protocol goodness that Nimble Storage supports.  With special guest stars Jonathan and Steve!!  So if you're interested in iSCSI, Fibre Channel and CIFS be sure to tune in!  Sorry the iTunes link is missing, I'm having some issues with it.  You can still get the mp3 version of the episode.  Hopefully it'll be fixed soon!!

For iTunes users: [iTunes]
For everyone else: [mp3]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Look Mom I'm on the Nimble Storage Front Page!

Yep, that's right Mom, I'm the one in the jar!

I'm never beneath self promotion, so here goes...  :-)

<Blatant Self Promotion>
Brain and Wendel are on the front page of the Nimble Storage website!!!

</Blatant Self Promotion>

Until Next Time

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hey, What Happened to Brain and Wendel?!?!

Hi Friends,

Brain here!  You might have noticed some changes to the Brain and Wendel site.  I'm very sad to inform everyone that that my friend Wen Yu will no longer be on the podcast.

Yeah, I know, I'll miss him too!  I wish him the very best and I know he'll do great at whatever he does!!

Without Wen, there is no Brain and Wendel so I've changed the name of the show to BrainWavez.

I'm very excited to announce that Sean Roth has joined the show!  Sean is a veteran of the show and he's already started helping co-host.
Never fear, the great content will continue to flow and hopefully some other cool stuff!

Be on the lookout for:
The new BrainWavez theme song - Special thanks to Level of Exit!
Wheel of SWAG! (Where guests get to spin for prizes!)
And now a word from our sponsor
Nerd Trivia

Make sure to update your links and if you're an iTunes user, the graphic and show name will change shortly, so search for "brainwavez" instead of brain and wendel.  I apologize to anyone that subscribed to the podcast, but I'm hoping you'll enjoy the new show!

All The Best,

Friday, June 5, 2015

Brain and Wendel Episode 27 - Meet The Founders of Nimble Storage!!

Hi Friends,

I have a very special treat for you today!  Yep, you read it right, Brain and Wendel interview Varun Mehta and Umesh Maheshwari, the founders of Nimble Storage!!  They discuss how they met, the early days of Nimble Storage, where they see the tech industry going and tons of other great topics!  Don't miss this very special Brain and Wendel show.

For iTunes users: [Link]
For everyone else: [mp3]