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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)
Free Chapter
Section 1: Installation and Configuration
Section 2: Building and Delivering the Virtual Desktop Experience
Section 3: Advanced Features, Troubleshooting, and Upgrading an Environment

Operating system and infrastructure updates

In the latest Horizon 7 version releases, VMware has added support for newer operating systems, virtual infrastructures, and other software applications. These are as follows:

  • Support for Windows Server 2019 (including RDSH support)
  • Support for VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1
  • Support for VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 1
  • The ability to upgrade the Horizon Cloud Connector (used for VMware on AWS)
  • Support for IPv6 with the VMware virtualization pack for Skype

There have also been a number of improvements and new features when using VMware Cloud on AWS to run Horizon. These are as follows:

  • The minimum size cluster has now been reduced to 3
  • Support for vSphere stretched clusters
  • Support for NSX-T and VMware vSAN datastore encryption
  • Support for Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition, adding VMware UEM, VMware App Volumes, and VMware Instant Clone
  • Support for...