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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
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Section 2: Building and Delivering the Virtual Desktop Experience
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Section 3: Advanced Features, Troubleshooting, and Upgrading an Environment

Creating a Windows 7 virtual desktop machine

In this section, we are going to build a virtual desktop machine with Windows 7. This will be as the operating system to use as the master image that we will create virtual desktops from. We will follow the steps that were outlined in the diagram at the very start of this chapter and the first diagram to optimize and prepare the image that's going to be used as a floating-assigned, linked-clone virtual desktop machine.

Creating the virtual desktop machine container

The first thing we need to do is build and configure the actual virtual desktop machine on our vCenter server. This will define the virtual hardware configuration. To define the configuration, follow these steps...