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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
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Preface

Introduction


VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is a component of VMware vSphere which enables the use of local storage devices on ESXi servers to create a high-performing, replicated, software-defined storage platform that can be used to store Horizon desktop virtual machines. VSAN is included with Horizon Advanced and Enterprise licenses, but may also be purchased as part of vSphere for organizations who wish to use it with non-Horizon ESXi servers.

VSAN is tightly integrated with the vSphere ESXi hypervisor, vCenter Server, and many other VMware products, while requiring minimal ESXi servers overhead. Additionally, VSAN features as a simplified management interface that is integrated with the vSphere Web Client, and offers detailed storage policies that can be applied at the individual Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) level.

In this chapter, we will review how to size our Horizon ESXi servers for use with VMware VSAN, understand what resources are available for building VSAN-compatible hosts, walk through...