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

Scalability

Along with the features that have been added to this latest 7.7 release, VMware has also enhanced the scalability of Horizon, adding support for larger deployments. These features are as follows:

  • A single vCenter Server now has the ability to manage multiple pods when using the Cloud Pod Architecture.
  • Support for up to 500 RDSH servers in a farm.
  • vMotion support for Linked Clone and automated desktop pools with full virtual machines.
  • vMotion support for Full Clone, Instant Clone, and Linked Clone virtual desktop machines that are configured to use vGPU.

In the next section, we are going to look at end user experience enhancements.