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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 SSL certificates for Horizon View

In the next sections of this chapter, we will briefly cover how to set up certificates by installing a root CA in our example test environment to get you started with Horizon View. However, we strongly recommend that you engage with your security team to deploy the correct type of certificate for your organization and environment.

Installing a root CA

In this section, we are going to walk through the process of setting up a server that will act as our root CA in the example lab. A server has already been built called HZN7-CERTS, which we will use for this role.

To configure the root CA, follow these steps:

  1. Open a console to the HZN7-CERTS server, and launch the Server Manager.
  2. ...