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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


In this chapter, we have looked at how to start fine-tuning the performance of virtual desktop machines and the end user experience.

To do this, we have covered how to prepare AD with Horizon View-specific policies and administrative templates to define how the virtual desktop machines behave, as well as the overall end user experience.

We then went on to show each of the individual policy settings.

Finally, we looked at some of the many tools that are available to help with the tuning process, and how to monitor the user experience. Tools such as the PCoIP tuning tool and Liquidware Stratusphere and its Spotcheck feature were covered.

In the next chapter, we will look at how we can manage user profiles in a Horizon View environment using View Persona Management and VMware's User Environment Management (UEM).