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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

Delivering Published Apps with Horizon 7

So far in this book, we have concentrated on the delivery of virtual desktop machines, but Horizon View also has the ability to deliver remote applications, or published applications, as they're more commonly known, as well as session-based desktops, all from the same platform. In this chapter, we are going to dive deeper into this feature, which is part of the Horizon Advanced Edition and above, and look at how Horizon View publishes an application directly into the Horizon View Client, without the need to launch a full virtual desktop machine.

A use case for this could be a call center worker who uses just a couple of different applications. It's far easier from a management perspective to just give them the applications they require rather than a full-blown virtual desktop. Another use case is the ability to launch applications...