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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
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Deploy VMware Virtual SAN

In this section, we will perform the steps that are required to enable VMware VSAN. These instructions assume that at least three ESXi servers with a VSAN-compatible configuration have been deployed and added to a vSphere cluster in vCenter.


Standard vSphere vSwitches and IPv4 are used in the following example, although distributed vSwitches, as well as IPv6, are supported. Consult the vSphere 6 and VSAN documentation for additional information about how to configure VSAN.

Configuring the ESXi server Virtual SAN VMkernel adapters

The following steps outline how to configure the VSAN VMkernel adapters required in order to enable VSAN:

  1. Access the vSphere Web Client using the default URL of https://vSphere_Server_ Name_ or _FQDN:9443/vsphere-client.

  2. On the vSphere Web Client home page, click on the Hosts and Clusters icon.

  3. On the vSphere Web Client Hosts and Clusters page, click on the triangle to the left of the vSphere cluster that contains your VSAN hosts in order...