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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

Securing Horizon View with SSL Certificates

n this chapter, we will discuss the security aspect of VMware Horizon View 7, and in particular, how we deliver secure communication not only with the end user client but also between the different View infrastructure components in the data center. We are going to look at two ways to deliver this secure communication.

We will start with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates and get an overview of SSL, before learning how to create/issue a certificate and configure Horizon View to use it. The second option that will be covered in this chapter is True SSO. True SSO provides users with a way to authenticate to their virtual desktops that keeps all of their usual domain privileges but doesn't require them to provide their Active Directory credentials. You will more than likely have SSL certificates already set up in your environment...