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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
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Considerations for linked and Instant Clone desktops

Owing to how linked and Instant Clone desktops work, it is important to remember that they should not be managed using the same techniques as a typical virtual machine. Some examples of this include:

  • If you were to apply software patches to linked clones individually, rather than using a recompose operation, the linked clone virtual hard disks would grow significantly over time. This defeats the storage efficiency that are one of the primary reasons for choosing linked clones. Additionally, deploying patches to Instant Clone desktops would be pointless as any changes are erased when the user logs off

  • Recompose, refresh, and rebalance operations all change the state of the linked clone virtual desktop, which can affect utilities such as indexing programs. If these operations lead to resource-intensive operations, such as a file index, every time they occur, it may be that they need to be disabled or their behavior altered. This topic is discussed...