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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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Advantages of linked or Instant Clone desktops

Linked clone and Instant Clone desktops have a number of advantages over full clone desktops. Some of these advantages include:

  • Linked clone and Instant Clone desktops share the same parent virtual disk for read operations, therefore the amount of disk space they require is greatly reduced.

  • Linked clone desktops can be recomposed, which is a process where their replica disks are replaced with an updated version that has software updates or other changes applied. Rather than apply updates to individual desktops, you can update the master image once, and then use a recompose operation to update the replica disks, which applies those changes to the entire desktop pool.

    • Instant Clone desktops support a similar operation named Push Image.

    • These procedures are described in Chapter 12, Performing Horizon Desktop Pool Maintenance .


    Using a recompose to upgrade the operating system version is not supported.

  • Linked clone desktops can be refreshed, a process...