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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

Fine-Tuning the End User Experience

So far, we have built our Horizon View infrastructure, deployed and optimized our virtual desktop OS, and configured our user entitlements by means of creating Horizon View desktop pools. This means that our end users can now access their virtual desktop machines.

In this chapter, we will look at how to fine-tune the end user experience, by which we mean how the desktop will perform, and determine the features that will be made available to the users.

We have already talked about optimizing the virtual desktop OS and how we can tune the OS so that it acts like a virtual desktop machine. Now we will talk about fine-tuning and configuring things such as the delivery protocol, as well as enabling and disabling certain features and functions related to how an end user interacts with their virtual desktop machine. By this, we mean configuring things...