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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 VMware Horizon Access Point, a feature of Horizon that uses a hardened, Linux-based appliance to provide Horizon customers with the ability to provide secure, remote access to Horizon desktops or applications.

We have learnt what is required and how to deploy and configure a Horizon Access Point, what the limits of an Access Point are, and where the Access Point fits in within the Horizon infrastructure.

We have also discussed what resources are available to assist in troubleshooting a Horizon Access point, and how to obtain that information. We concluded the chapter by discussing the techniques used to update the configuration of a Horizon Access Point, which at the moment is limited to using the platforms REST API.

In the next chapter, we will discuss how to deploy and configure a Horizon Cloud Pod, a feature of Horizon which enables us to create global Horizon entitlements that span multiple Horizon pods.