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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

Managing USB devices

There isn't a list that details every single device that works within Horizon View, as that would be one very long list, and it would be impractical to test everything out there, given the number of USB devices on the market.

Most USB devices should work in a Horizon View environment, as all it essentially does is redirect the USB traffic from the View client running on the endpoint device to the View agent running on the virtual desktop machine. A complete list of validated devices does not exist, as it would be a very long list and impossible to test every device on the market. If there are any questions about the functionality of a device, you should contact the USB device's manufacturer.

There might be some devices that will not work, purely due to the nature and the behavior of the device itself; for example, some security devices that check...