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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

Technical requirements

Before we get into the build process, we need to look at the specifications of the virtual desktop machine from a virtual hardware perspective and what we need to configure it. The following screenshot lists the virtual desktop machine requirements:

You should be able to work out the requirements for your particular environment by using the assessment data that you captured at the start of the project. One thing to bear in mind is that you can quite easily change the configuration should you need to when fine-tuning the performance and the end user experience.

Another important factor when configuring the size of virtual desktop machines is not to fall into the trap of over-sizing. For example, if you only need one CPU, then only give the virtual desktop machine one CPU. Don't be tempted to add unnecessary resources, as you will ultimately end up lowering...