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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
About the Reviewer

Deploying Horizon Composer

The deployment of Horizon Composer is broken down into two stages: the installation of the Horizon Composer software, and the final setup using the Horizon Administrator console.

Installing Horizon Composer

The Horizon Composer software is delivered as a single executable (EXE) file, named in a format similar to VMware-viewcomposer-x.x.x-yyyyyy.exe. The following steps outline the installation process:


If you plan to use a custom SSL certificate for Horizon Composer, install that certificate prior to installing Composer. If you install the certificate now, you can select it during the installation process. Refer to Chapter 14, Managing Horizon SSL Certificates, for instructions on how to obtain and deploy a new SSL certificate for Horizon Composer.

  1. If it has not already been done, grant the Horizon Composer service account (svc-horizoncomp) local administrator access on the Horizon Composer host server.

  2. Double-click on the Horizon Composer installer EXE file to launch...