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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

Phase II – Proving the technology

In this section, we are going to discuss the approach to proving that the technology is fit for purpose. This is another very important piece of work that needs to be successfully completed once you have completed Phase I and is somewhat different to how you would typically approach an IT project. This is the same approach you should take for any end user computing type of project.

As we discussed previously, the starting point is to focus on the end users rather than the IT department. After all, these are the people that will be using the applications daily and know what they need to get their jobs done. Rather than giving them what you think they need, why not ask them what they really need and then, within reason, deliver their requirements. As the saying goes, don't try and fit a square peg into a round hole, as no matter how...