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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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Creating a Windows RDS farm in Horizon

This section will discuss the steps that are required to create a linked clone based RDS farm in Horizon. An RDS farm is a collection of Windows RDS servers, and serves as the point of integration between the Connection Server and the individual applications installed on each RDS server. Additionally, key settings concerning client session handling and client connection protocols are set at the RDS farm level within Horizon.


Many of the options seen in this section are similar to those seen when deploying linked clone desktops in  Chapter 10, Creating Horizon Desktop Pools . Owing to this, not every setting will be explained like it was in that chapter. Refer to Chapter 10, Creating Horizon Desktop Pools, as well as the VMware Horizon documentation ( for a more detailed explanation of the different options we will see in this section.

To create an RDS farm in Horizon, we need to have at least one RDS...