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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.
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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 Second Edition
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Global settings for Horizon maintenance

There are multiple configuration options within Horizon that affect Horizon refresh, recompose, and rebalance operations. This section will explain where those options can be found, and their purposes.

Logoff warning and timeout

When a Horizon Administrator chooses to forcibly log off the user to perform a linked clone maintenance operation, the user is notified and the log off proceeds after five minutes. The notification message and the timeout value can both be configured in the Global Settings window.


If you choose to automatically log off users to perform desktop maintenance, your warning message will instruct them not to log in again until maintenance is complete. This will help prevent users from immediately trying to reconnect to their desktops after they have been logged off, which can interfere with the maintenance process.

The following steps outline how to update these global settings:

  1. Log in to the Horizon Administrator console using an...