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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By : Jason Ventresco
Book Image

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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Chapter 5. Implementing VMware Horizon Access Point

VMware Horizon Access Point is a core feature of the Horizon platform that enables secure remote access to applications and desktops, without the need to use a virtual private network (VPN) connection or provide direct access from the Internet to the Horizon Connection Server. The Horizon Access Point is delivered as a hardened, Linux-based virtual appliance that serves as the connection point between external Horizon Clients and desktops or applications hosted on a private network.

This chapter will discuss the installation and configuration of the Horizon Access Point.

By the end of this chapter, we will have learned:

  • An overview of Horizon Access Point

  • The connection limits of an Access Point

  • Access Point network protocol and port usage

  • Access Point installation prerequisites

  • How to configure Horizon Connection Servers to use with Access Point

  • How to deploy an Access Point

  • How to troubleshoot an Access Point

  • Updating the configuration of an Access...