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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
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Persistent or non-persistent desktops

In this section, we are going to talk about the different types of desktop assignments and the way a virtual desktop machine is delivered to an end user. This is an important design consideration, as the chosen method could potentially impact on the storage requirements (covered in the next section), the hosting infrastructure, and also which technology or solution is used to provision the desktop to the end users.

One of the questions that always get asked is whether you should deploy a dedicated (persistent) assignment, or a floating desktop (non-persistent) assignment. Desktops can either be individual virtual machines, which are dedicated to a user on a 1:1 basis (as we have in a physical desktop deployment, where each user effectively owns their own desktop), or a user has a new, vanilla desktop that gets provisioned, built, personalized, and then assigned at the time of login. The virtual desktop machine is chosen at random from a pool of available...