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VMware Horizon View Essentials

By : Peter von Oven
Book Image

VMware Horizon View Essentials

By: Peter von Oven

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
VMware Horizon View Essentials
About the Author
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Creating the virtual desktop machine

The most obvious thing we need to do first is create a virtual desktop machine. For this, we will use our vCenter Server and once created, we will install the desktop operating system.


Make sure that you don't simply convert a physical machine to virtual machine. A best practice is to create a brand new virtual desktop machine from the ground up. This way, you don't end up with physical-based elements in your image that might cause performance issues.

Typically, a physical image will have been updated and patched numerous times and will have become bloated and might contain some old "rubbish". Virtualizing it means that we will end up with a bloated VM and virtualized rubbish.

Once we have our virtual desktop machine built and installed, we will run through the optimization process.

Creating the virtual machine in the vCenter Server

Log in to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client with your administrator username and password, as shown in the...