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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

Antivirus software for virtual desktops

In a traditional desktop model, an antivirus agent is installed, runs on every desktop, and is responsible for the performance of antivirus detection scans, while maintaining and updating the definition files containing information about the latest malware.

This model works well in the physical desktop world, but presents some challenges when running in a virtual desktop environment. When a detection scan starts, every virtual desktop's resource usage will increase significantly. This will result in end user performance degradation, and the desktop host server will become resource-bound. That's fine on a physical desktop, but now, in VDI, it's the servers hosting the desktops that are going to become resource-bound. When recomposing desktops or building them on demand, the desktops will have to download the definitions file...