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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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In this chapter, we have been introduced to the key component of a VMware Horizon installation: the Connection Server. We have learnt what is required to deploy a Connection Server, what the limits of a Connection Server are, how to perform the installation and initial configuration, and how to install additional Replica Connection Servers.

We have also discussed how to back up to the Horizon Connection Server configuration, including the vCenter databases.

We concluded this chapter by discussing how to restore the Horizon Connection Server configuration, and how that process varies based on the recovery scenario.

In the next chapter we will implement Horizon Composer; the component of a Horizon installation that enables the deployment of linked-clone virtual desktops.