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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

Architectural overview

So, what does the architecture look like, and how does the hosted application feature work when compared to virtual desktop machine brokering? In terms of the architecture, delivering hosted applications is handled in pretty much the same way as virtual desktop machines are managed and brokered.

Horizon View acts as the broker, using the same Connection Server, but instead of brokering a virtual desktop machine that would be running on the ESXi host server, it is now brokering an application session that is running on a Microsoft Windows server, configured with the RDSH role and the applications installed on it.

The following diagram gives you a high-level outline of the architecture for delivering hosted applications:

So, how does the hosted application feature work?

To begin with, as with connecting to a View delivered to the virtual desktop machine,...