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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

Preparing virtual desktops for delivery

Now that we have our fully optimized virtual desktop machine parent images that can be used by Horizon View, the next stage of the process is to prepare them for delivery to the end users.

There are two different ways in which a desktop needs to be prepared, depending on whether you are using a Full Clone desktop or a Linked/Instant Clone desktop. Full Clones will use a VM template to create virtual desktop machines, while Linked/Instant Clones will use a snapshot to create virtual desktop machines.

Pool design – a quick overview

We will cover creating desktop pools in more detail in Chapter 8, Configuring and Managing Desktop Pools – Part 1, but, for now, let's just...