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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 the Horizon View Connection Server

The View Connection Server and its other roles (Security Server, Replica Server, and so on) are installed on a dedicated Windows Server. The following table lists the recommended configuration for the Connection Server:

The next step in setting up the example lab is to deploy the first Connection Server. This first instance of the Connection Server is going to be installed on a Windows Server 2016 virtual machine with the HZN7-CS1 hostname that was built at the start of this book as part of the example lab environment. It was configured with a static IP address assigned to it, and then joined to the domain.

To install the Connection Server software, follow these steps:

  1. Open a console to the HZN7-CS1 virtual machine, and then locate the Horizon View installation software. In the example lab, this was saved to a shared folder on the...