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Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

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Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

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.
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RDSH sizing guidelines

As with the sizing of View for virtual desktop machines, configuring the right specification for the RDSH servers is also key, and in a similar way to how we consider desktop sizing, we are going to look at different user types.

The VMware recommendation for the user workloads and the memory requirements is shown in the following table:

For the total memory in each RDSH server, VMware recommends that a virtual machine configured as an RDSH server should be provisioned with 64 GB memory, and in terms of CPU requirements, the VMware recommendation is to create virtual servers for the RDSH roles and configure each one with four vCPUs. Make sure that you do not overcommit on the number of cores.

So for example, if you had a virtual machine running as an RDSH server configured with 64 GB of memory and had heavy users hosted on it, you would be able to host a maximum of 64 sessions on that server.

For the hardware configuration, let's say you had a physical ESXi host server...

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