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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 a Horizon View Replica Server

In this section, we are going to deploy a second View Connection Server. Additional View Connection Servers are referred to as Replica Servers. This is due to the nature in which View shares its configurations between multiple View Connection Servers using the ADAM database.

Additional Connection Servers are generally deployed for availability reasons, as discussed in the previous chapters. For test purposes, you could roll out a single View Connection Server.

This second instance of the Connection Server is going to be installed on the virtual machine with the hostname This was built at the start of the previous chapter. It will also need a static IP address assigned to it and needs to be joined to the domain. Since the screenshots are almost identical to those from the first Connection Server install, we will only...