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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

Technology choices

With VMware Horizon, there is no one-product-fits-all solution to meet the needs of your end users, so it is important to consider the use cases carefully and match the different use cases to the different technologies that are available within the VMware Horizon portfolio. Once you have collected key information from assessments and user interaction, you will be able to make some technology solutions around which elements of the solution are going to deliver end user requirements. Choices include whether you should deliver full VDI desktops or published desktops, and how to deliver applications with ThinApp or App Volumes. You also need to consider third-party solutions, and how they are going to integrate. These technology decisions will influence your final design.

In the following sections, we will discuss some sample scenarios and the likely technology...