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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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Working with Horizon desktop network label Specifications

A network label specification is used to configure desktop pools that need to automatically place desktops on one of multiple available virtual machine networks, often for network capacity reasons. This feature is currently available only when using Horizon PowerCLI.

In the example provided, the vSphere cluster where your Horizon desktops will be deployed has two virtual machine networks named VLAN500 and VLAN510, and each virtual machine network can support no more than 250 desktops. We are going to create a desktop pool that has 500 desktops. To do this using the Horizon Administrator console, we will need two virtual desktop master images, one connected to each virtual machine network. You will then need to create two desktop pools, one for each virtual desktop master image.

When you use Horizon network label specification files, you need only one virtual desktop master image and one desktop pool. In this recipe, we will create network...