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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

Configuring published apps in the View Administrator

The next stage in the installation and configuration process is performed using the View Administrator console and, like a standard View setup, involves creating pools and entitlements. However, rather than creating pools for virtual desktop machines, this time we are going to configure application pools.

Before we do any of that, the first thing we need to do is to set up a farm that contains the newly built RDSH server. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Open a browser and connect to the View Administrator. In our example lab, the address for the View Administrator is
  2. Log in to the View Administrator using the administrator account and password.
  3. You will now see the View Administrator Dashboard, as shown in the following screenshot:
  1. Expand the arrow for Resources from the Inventory...