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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

Building and Optimizing the Virtual Desktop OS

Having built the Horizon View infrastructure and its components in the previous chapters of this book, in this chapter, we will focus our attention on virtual desktops. We are going to look at how to create and configure the virtual hardware elements of virtual desktop machines, install a desktop operating system based on best practices for virtual desktop machines, and then configure that operating system to run at its optimum performance levels.

The steps involved in building the core operating system for a virtual desktop machine are not too dissimilar from the process of building a physical desktop machine. However, there are some additional tasks and software components that we need to install within the operating system to turn it into a true virtual desktop machine that's fit for a Horizon View environment, and more importantly...