AppSense: Hide EM Logoff Splash Screen

When you use AppSense Environment Manager you will notice a splash screen that displays on logoff with the following text:

Environment Manager actions in progress. Please wait while logoff completes..

To remove this text, you open the Environment Manager Console and load your current EM configuration.

Click on the Lockdown Tab
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Click on the Blocked Message Library Tab
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Delete the Message column and it will no longer display.

Thanks,
Alain

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Audio Post: Testing, testing…

I just saw this new feature available to WordPress.com blogs.  You can now do a post via your phone.

Thanks,
Alain

It’s My Lab In a Box

lab-in-a-box
With apologies to Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake

Last year I decided to set up a virtual lab machine at home.  My goals were to run XenServer with multiple 64-bit VM’s to simulate a XenApp farm running in a domain in a small portable desktop case.  Taking my $500.00 budget over to NewEgg, I came up with the following (prices are in U.S. dollars from June 2009).

Quantity Image Description Unit Price Total Price
1 clip_image001 APEVIA X-QPACK-BL/420 Black/Blue Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 420W Power Supply $69.99 $69.99
1 clip_image002 ASRock A780GMH/128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

$71.99 $71.99
1 clip_image003 AMD Phenom 8650 Toliman 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor HD8650WCGHBOX

$78.99 $78.99
2 clip_image004 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

$54.99 $109.98
2 clip_image005 HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$49.99 $99.98
1 clip_image006 LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 – OEM

$27.99 $27.99
1 clip_image007 Rosewill RKV-2U 2 Port Slim Palmtop USB KVM Switch w/ Audio & Mic/ Black Shell

$19.99 $19.99
Total $478.91

Future posts will highlight configurations and environments I run from this system.

Thanks,
Alain

A hard, rough, abrasive look at camel spotting…no dromedaries…no virtualization.

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