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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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Chapter 12. Performing Horizon Desktop Pool Maintenance

Maintaining desktops, or Windows RDS servers deployed using VMware Horizon, requires a different approach depending on what desktop type you have selected. Full clone desktops are typically managed using the same techniques as traditional physical desktops, as each is a fully independent virtual machine with dedicated underlying virtual hard disks. Many organizations choose full clone desktops for this reason, as they can continue to manage them using tools and procedures that are already in place.

Linked clone desktops are an entirely different matter, especially if you wish to minimize the amount of per-desktop storage that is required. If an organization were to manage its linked clone desktops using the same traditional techniques used with physical or full clone desktops, they would find that over time those desktops used more and more storage space, negating the benefits of using linked clone desktops.

Instant clone desktops are...