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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

Horizon Console updates

In the previous versions of Horizon, there were still a large number of management tasks and features that were still only available in the View Administrator Console. In this latest release, a lot of these features are now present in the new Horizon Console. These newly added features are listed here:

  • Manage persistent disks in a Linked Clone environment
  • Manage global policies
  • Manage administrator access as well as role-based access
  • Manage vCenter Server settings and Connection Server settings
  • Manage Linked Clone and View Composer
  • Manage Cloud Pod Architecture settings
  • The ability to create shortcuts for RDSH published apps and desktops

In the next section, we are going to look at the scalability of Horizon.