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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

Creating a manual desktop pool

In the previous sections, we have talked about creating automated desktop pools. Horizon View also has the ability to create desktop pools from already existing virtual desktop machines, or even physical desktop machines.

The process for creating manual desktop pools is not too dissimilar to the process we covered previously for automated desktop pools, so, in the following section, we will create a manual pool and highlight where the process differs:

  1. From a workstation, open a browser and enter the address details of the View Connection server. In the example lab, the address of the connection server is Don't forget the /admin at the end; otherwise, you will end up on the Horizon Client page.
  2. You will now see the View Administrator login screen. Log in using the administrator account.
  3. Once logged in, from...