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Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By : Barry Coombs
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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
About the Reviewer

Preparing Active Directory

Horizon View requires Active Directory (AD) for authentication of users and desktops, as well as making use of group policy to control and tune many aspects of your end users' desktops. This will be covered in later chapters.

Horizon View is compatible with the following AD-functional domain levels:

  • Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

  • Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2

When deploying your View Connection Servers, they either need to be in the same domain as the desktops that you are going to deploy, or in a domain with a two-way transitive trust to the domain where your desktops will be located.

Active Directory user accounts

We recommend that you also take this opportunity to create a number of user accounts that will be needed across your installation.

These accounts will include service accounts for your View Connection Server Services and Composer Services. You need an AD account to be used by View to log in and manage components within your vCenter, and a user for View...