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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

Introducing the key Horizon components

To start with, we are going to introduce you to, at a high level, the core infrastructure components and the architecture that make up the Horizon View solution. We will start with a top-level overview, as shown in the following diagram, before we start to drill down into each component in greater detail:

All the VMware Horizon components described in the preceding diagram are part of the overall Horizon solution, but, don't forget, some of the features available are dependent on which edition you have purchased.

It's also worth remembering that Horizon licensing includes the relevant vSphere components, ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server licensing, to enable you to deploy the core hosting infrastructure. You can deploy as many ESXi hosts and vCenter servers as you require to host the desktop infrastructure.