Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows

VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vCenter Server for Windows will be available.

Read more here.

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vSphere Web Client will be available.

Read about it here.

Script to SYNC Citrix Provisioning Server vDisk Stores

Multiple Citrix Provisioning (PVS) Servers provide redundancy and load balancing–but there is no automatic replication of images.  I find the easiest way is to use RoboCopy and sync PVS Server Stores.   The basic script I use is:

Explanation of Command Switches

  1. /MIR     Mirror a directory tree (equivalent to /E plus /PURGE
  2. /XO      Exclude Older files
  3. /XF       Exclude Files matching given names/paths/wildcards  (in this case .lok files)
  4. /XD      Exclude Directories matching given names/paths  (in this case, exclude the WriteCache directory)