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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
About the Author
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Deploying the first Horizon Connection Server

Deploying the first Horizon Connection Server is broken down into two stages; the installation of the Connection Server software and the final setup using the Horizon Administrator console.

Installing the first Horizon Connection Server

The Horizon Connection Server software is delivered as a single executable (EXE) file, named in a format similar to VMware-viewconnectionserver-x86_64-x.x.x-yyyyyy.exe. This installer is used for all three Horizon Connection Server types, which include Standard, Replica, and Security. The following steps outline the installation process:

  1. Double-click on the Horizon Connection Server installer EXE file to launch the installer.

  2. In the Welcome to the installer for VMware Horizon 7 Connection Server window, click on Next>.

  3. Review the License Agreement section, select the I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button, and click on Next>.

  4. Select the installation directory and click on Next>.

  5. Highlight the...