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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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Configuring the Horizon infrastructure

In this section, we will review several different commands that can be used to configure the Horizon infrastructure. These commands include those used for an initial configuration, as well as those used to modify existing settings.

Adding a vCenter Server to Horizon

The Add-ViewVC command is used to add a VMware vCenter Server to Horizon so that it can be used to manage and provision the Horizon desktops. The following example links the Vc-01.vjason.local vCenter Server to Horizon:

Add-ViewVC -ServerName "Vc-01.vjason.local" -Username "vjason\svc-horizon" -Password "Password123" -CreateRampFactor 8 -UseComposer $true

The Add-ViewVC command requires several options to be specified in order to link a vCenter Server to the Horizon environment. These include the following:

  • CreateRampFactor: Maximum of concurrent vCenter desktop provisioning operations.

  • Password: Password for the -Username account. The password should be contained within quotes.

  • ServerName or...