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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 were introduced to Horizon Cloud Pods. We learned how to create a Cloud Pod, which enabled us to create a Cloud Pod Global Entitlement to entitle clients to pools in multiple Horizon pods at once, and allows those clients to log in to any Pod in the Cloud Pod and access the same Horizon pools (without having to know where those pools are).

We discussed the specifics of how a Cloud Pod works, and what the configuration maximums are. We then went through how to enable the Cloud Pod feature, which creates a Pod Federation, at which point we reviewed this to create a Global Entitlement.

We then learned how to use Horizon home sites to control how Horizon assigns desktops, which allows us to leverage a global desktop pool while still favoring specific desktop pools when possible. We finished by reviewing how we administer our Cloud Pod, including the various objects it contains, which is important should we need to modify settings after the initial configuration is complete...