Book Image

Mastering VMware Horizon 7.8 - Third Edition

By : Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs
Book Image

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)
Free Chapter
Section 1: Installation and Configuration
Section 2: Building and Delivering the Virtual Desktop Experience
Section 3: Advanced Features, Troubleshooting, and Upgrading an Environment

Configuring Cloud Pod Architecture

In Chapter 3, Design and Deployment Considerations, we discussed the Cloud Pod Architecture and its ability to deliver multi-site View deployments to allow for scalability and also disaster recovery scenarios. We are now going to look at how to set up a cloud pod by using the example lab.

In the example lab, we have built and configured another Connection Server called, which we will use to represent a second pod, located on a second site.

This server is installed as a Connection Server and not a Replica Server, as it needs to be the first server in a different pod.

The following diagram illustrates the installation we are going to follow, using the example lab:

The first step of the process is to initialize the Cloud Pod from the first Connection Server.