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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By : Jason Ventresco
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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By: Jason Ventresco

Overview of this book

VMware Horizon 7 has been a buzz since it was announced. One of the major reasons is the introduction of the new Instant Clones feature. This book will complement the product documentation by providing real-life examples of how it is implemented along with the latest features and components of the platform. We'll explore the latest features of the platform, including those added through product acquisitions such as User Environment Manager and App Volumes. Further on, you will also be introduced to the new capabilities added to the core product such Linked-Clone RDS pools. Upon completion of this book, you will have an understanding of the capabilities and benefits VMware Horizon can provide to your organization, and how each of its components are implemented.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Implementing VMware Horizon 7 Second Edition
About the Author
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Horizon desktop pool overview

Creating a Horizon desktop pool is commonly the final step in the process of deploying virtual desktops. In most cases, when you are ready to deploy your first desktop pool you have done at least the following:

  • Created the necessary infrastructure services needed for your virtual desktop deployment, such as DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, and so on

  • Deployed or identified the vCenter Server you will use with Horizon

  • Deployed at least one ESXi server to host your virtual desktops

  • Deployed and configured at least one Horizon Connection Server

  • If linked clones will be used, you will have deployed Horizon Composer either on the Horizon vCenter Server or on a dedicated server.

  • Created a virtual desktop master image, as discussed in Chapter 13, Creating a Master Horizon Desktop Image

Each of these items will be required in order to deploy your first desktop pool. Prior to placing your Horizon environment into production, it is important to verify that you have deployed sufficient...