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Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By : Barry Coombs
Book Image

Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By: Barry Coombs

Overview of this book

Desktop virtualization can be a bit of a headache. But VMware Horizon 7 changes all that. With a rich and adaptive UX, improved security and a range of useful features for storage and networking optimization, there’s plenty to love. But to properly fall in love with it, you need to know how to use it. And that means venturing deeper into the software, taking advantage of its extensive range of features, many of which are underused and underpromoted. This guide will take you through everything you need to know to not only successfully virtualize your desktop infrastructure but also to maintain and optimize the infrastructure to keep all your users happy. We’ll show you how to assess and analyze your infrastructure, and how to use that analysis to design a solution that meets your organizational and user needs. Once you’ve done that, you’ll find out how to build your virtualized environment, before deploying your virtualized solution. But more than that, we’ll also make sure you know everything you need to know about the full range of features on offer, including mobile cloud, so you can use them to take full control of your virtualized infrastructure.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition
About the Authors
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Upgrading the View Security Server

The next step in upgrading your Horizon View environment is to upgrade the security servers that are used for the external users to connect to their desktops. Keep in mind, this won't be added to your domain, so you will need to log in using local credentials.

Before you begin the upgrade

There are a couple of prerequisites you need to have completed before starting the upgrade of the View security server.

By default, since View 5.3, traffic between the security server and connection server is governed by IPSEC rules. When you complete an upgrade of a View security server, these rules will need to be recreated, and if the existing rules still exist, this will fail.

As such, VMware has built-in functionality to clear the IPSEC rules prior to the upgrade being started. To do this, from the View Administrator screen, click on Servers (1) and then the Security Servers tab (2). Now highlight the security server, click on More Commands (3), and then select the Prepare...