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Mastering VMware Horizon 7.8 - Third Edition

By : Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs
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Mastering VMware Horizon 7.8 - Third Edition

By: Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs

Overview of this book

Desktop virtualization can be tough, but VMware Horizon 7.8 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 and 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 it 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 the mobile cloud, so that you can use them to take full control of your virtualized infrastructure.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Section 1: Installation and Configuration
Section 2: Building and Delivering the Virtual Desktop Experience
Section 3: Advanced Features, Troubleshooting, and Upgrading an Environment

Automated desktop pools

Automated desktop pools will be the largest use case within our Horizon View environment, and so we will start by looking at how to create and manage those first.

As you start running through the configuration wizards to create the automated desktop pools, you will be asked a number of questions that will further define how the users will use the desktop pool. The first of these questions is how is the desktop going to be assigned to the end users?

The first option is for creating dedicated desktop assignments. Along with this option, you will get the choice of having an automatic assignment. Dedicated desktops are generally used due to something being stored or configured within the user's desktop that is important for that user, or due to application-specific nuances (for example, a licensing restriction that requires a specific MAC address to be...