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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

Best practices for building virtual desktop images

In this section, we are going to discuss some of the best practices and processes for building your virtual desktop machine images.

In a physical desktop environment, there are a number of ways in which the operating system can be built and deployed. For example, you could use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or maybe the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Both of these options can be used along with all the other tools that are available to build desktop images, including VMware's own Mirage product, of course. So, we just talked about a couple of options that you can use to build your desktop images, but let's just highlight the one that you should not use: the physical-to-virtual tool (P2V), which turns your physical image into a virtual one.

A best practice is to build a new virtual desktop...