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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

VMware Horizon Clients

To get the best user experience, a user should connect to their virtual desktop machine from their client device using a piece of software called the Horizon View Client. The Horizon View Client is installed onto the local client device and allows users to communicate with the View Connection Server, allowing them to authenticate, select a desktop or application from a desktop pool they are entitled to, and then establish the connection between the client and the virtual desktop machine.

In the more recent versions of Horizon, the software client has been unbundled from the major View releases, which means that the client downloads are updated more often and you don't have to wait for the next release of View. This reflects the fast pace at which new devices come to the market.

There are a number of different platform versions available, depending on...