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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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Creating a Horizon application pool

Horizon application pools are used to publish and entitle RDS-streamed applications to Horizon clients. We must create an application pool for each application that we want to publish and, as in the case of desktop pools, we must entitle users to each application pool individually. Fortunately, we can create and entitle multiple applications at once, which simplifies the initial creation process. In this section, we will configure application pools for each of the core Microsoft Office applications installed on our Windows RDS servers.

To create an application pool in Horizon, we need to have at least one RDS farm configured in our pod. Assuming that the RDS farm creation process completed successfully in the previous section, we should see the farm in the Farms menu, under Resources, of our Horizon Administrator console.

The following steps outline the procedure for creating an RDS application pool. An RDS farm is required before you can create an application...