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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

Understanding Horizon 7 Architecture and Components

In the previous chapter, we introduced you to virtual desktop infrastructure and, in particular, the VMware solution, VMware Horizon. As part of that introduction, we took a high-level view of some of the different components that make up the complete solution. In this chapter, we will start to take a deeper dive into these architecture and infrastructure components, concentrating on how they work together to make up the complete solution.

Throughout the sections of this chapter, we will discuss the role of each of the Horizon View components, explaining where each one fits into the overall infrastructure, and its role. Once we have explained the high-level concept, we will then take a deeper dive into how each individual component works. As we work through the sections, we will also highlight some of the best practices, as well...