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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

Horizon View and SSL certificates

Let's start by defining SSL. SSL is an encryption technology developed by Netscape.

It is used to create an encrypted connection between a web server and the web browser in which you will view web pages. By using SSL, you can securely view the information sent to your browser, knowing that nobody else can access it.

SSL works by means of an SSL certificate that is installed on a server and is used to identify you. So the question is, how do you know whether you are using a secure connection to connect to the server? If you have a secure connection, you will see a padlock icon in your browser or the address bar will be colored green.

To ensure you have a secure connection, you can also access the site using https:// in your browser rather than the usual http://.

SSL certificates are provided by Certificate Authorities (CAs).