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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 taken a closer look at the just-in-time management platform and how it delivers all the component parts that make up the desktop back to the end users on demand. JMP is made up of a number of different VMware technologies: Instant Clones to build the virtual desktop machines, App Volumes to deliver applications as app layers (AppStacks), and VMware UEM to deliver the unique end user elements such as profiles and user-authored data. Optionally, the desktops and apps can be made available from the Workspace ONE portal.

Using this approach allows you to deliver truly stateless virtual desktop machines on demand.

In the next chapter, we are going to look at some of the tips for troubleshooting an environment.