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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


In this chapter, we have covered some of the essential tasks in designing and building out our Horizon View infrastructure.

We started at a high level, discussing the approach to a VDI project and the different phases to work through to plan and test an environment. The most important of these phases is the assessment phase.

Once we worked through these, we looked at the pod and block reference architecture, before examining the sizing of the key Horizon View components, such as the View Connection Server, View Security Server, and View Composer.

Following on from the management architecture, we looked at some of the considerations for sizing and configuring the virtual desktop machines and the user assignments, before putting all of this together in a high-level example design.

You should now have a methodology for approaching a project, coupled with the knowledge to...