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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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Performing instant clone desktop maintenance

In this section, we will look at the different techniques used to perform maintenance on instant clone desktop pools, or individual instant clone desktops themselves.

Updating the instant clone desktop parent image

Due to the stateless nature of instant clone desktops, the process used to replace their base images is called Push Image rather than recompose. Since instant clone desktops do not save their state, all that is really performed during a push image operation is that the base VM the desktops are dependent on is replaced with an updated version.

A Push Image operation does require that the desktops be briefly powered off, but the operation can be delayed until the current user session ends. The following steps outline how to perform a push image operation on an instant clone desktop pool using the Horizon Administrator console.


Prior to performing these steps, you should update the desktop master image and take a new snapshot, the same...