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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

Design and Deployment Considerations

Now that we have provided a comprehensive overview of the different components of VMware Horizon in the first couple of chapters, in this chapter, we are going to concentrate on how to put those components to use by introducing you to some of the design and deployment techniques that you need to consider when undertaking your VMware Horizon project.

First, we are going to discuss techniques that you can use to prove the technology and understand how it needs to work inside your business, starting with how to assess your current environment and then how to use this information to design your Horizon deployment.

Once you fully understand what it is you need to achieve for the business, we will then take a deeper dive into the design elements of your Horizon solution, including, but not limited to, ESXi host design, memory and CPU allocations...