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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

Installing and Configuring Horizon 7 - Part 1

In the previous chapters, we discussed how things work and what role they play within Horizon View. Those were the theory chapters, if you like. But now, it's time to turn to the practical side of this book, instill what we have learned so far, and install Horizon View.

In this chapter, we will cover the installation process for the core Horizon View Connection Server.

Once the installation is complete, we will then move on to configuration tasks, so that the Horizon View environment is up and running, ready to deliver to end users. To help with the installation, we are going to use an example lab, which will guide you through the whole process step by step, using real-life screenshots. With that in mind, let's get started and introduce you to the example lab environment.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics...