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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

PCoIP tuning tool

The final thing we are going to cover in this chapter is how you can dynamically tune virtual desktop machines using the PCoIP tuning tool. You can download this tool from the following link:

One of the things that this tuning tool enables is the ability to change settings on the fly rather than manually editing policies. This is convenient because, as you can see from the number of policies, there are a large number of different configurable options.

Once you have downloaded the tool, launch it on the virtual desktop machine you want to tune. It's probably worthwhile doing this on your parent image and with an end user so that you can not only get their feedback but also get their buy-in to the solution.

With the tool launched, you will see that there are a number of options to choose from:

  • Activate Profile
  • Manage Profiles
  • Clear...