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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

Cloud Pod Architecture

In the latest Horizon 7 release, the Cloud Pod Architecture extends on the scalability and feature set from the previous version. You can now federate up to 25 pods across 10 sites, allowing you to deliver a single desktop solution for up to 200,000 users.

When connecting multiple pods in this manner, you will be able to entitle users across pools on both pods and sites. So, if you have currently scaled past a single pod, either for scaling on one site or to deliver a Horizon View environment on multiple sites, you can now administer users through a global user entitlement layer. You can also deliver DR to your virtual desktops, in the event of failure, through the global user entitlement layer.

You can also configure the scope to set whether View shows a user's resources based only being local to them, on the same site but across pods, or in all pods...