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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.
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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 Second Edition
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Deploying a Horizon Access Point

The procedure used to deploy a Horizon Access Point can be broken down into the following stages:

  • Infrastructure preparation as outlined in the previous section of this chapter

  • Using the Horizon Administrator console to reconfigure the Connection Server client settings

  • Using the VMware OVF Tools to deploy the Access Point appliances

Configuring the Connection Servers

A Horizon Access Point provides secure gateway and tunneling capabilities for external client connections. In order for external Horizon client connections to connect to their destination desktops and Windows RDS servers on the internal network, it is necessary to disable these features on each of the Connection Servers used with our Access Point appliances.

The following steps outline how to disable the tunneling and gateway features on our Connection Servers:

  1. Log on to the Horizon Administrator console using an AD account that has administrative permissions within Horizon.

  2. Open the View Configuration...