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Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2

Jason Ventresco

This is the perfect introduction to implementing a virtual desktop using VMware Horizon View. Step by step it gives plenty of handholding on key topics, taking you from novice to knowledgeable in no time.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849687966
Paperback390 pages

About This Book

  • Detailed description of the deployment and administration of the VMware Horizon View suite
  • Learn how to determine the resources your virtual desktops will require
  • Design your desktop solution to avoid potential problems, and ensure minimal loss of time in the later stages

Who This Book Is For

If you are a newcomer in system administration, and you wish to implement a small to midsized Horizon View environment, then this book is for you. It will also benefit individuals who wish to administrate and manage Horizon View more efficiently or are studying for the VCP5-DT.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing a VMware Horizon View Infrastructure
VMware Horizon View components
VMware Horizon View licensing
VMware Horizon View core infrastructure requirements
VMware Horizon View Agent supported operating systems
Measuring Virtual Desktop resource requirements
Using Performance Monitor to properly size the infrastructure
View Client network bandwidth requirements
The importance of a VMware Horizon View pilot
Chapter 2: Implementing VMware Horizon View Connection Server
Overview of VMware Horizon View Connection Server
VMware Horizon View Connection Server requirements
View Connection Server networking
Installation and configuration
Deploying the first View Connection Server
Deploying a View Replica Connection Server
View Connection Server backup
View Connection Server recovery
Chapter 3: Implementing VMware Horizon View Composer
Overview of VMware Horizon View Composer
View Composer requirements
Limits of View Composer
View Composer networking
Installation prerequisites
Deploying View Composer
Backing up View Composer
View Composer recovery
Chapter 4: Implementing VMware Horizon View Transfer Server
VMware Horizon View Transfer Server overview
View Transfer Server requirements
View Transfer Server networking
View Transfer Server installation prerequisites
Deploying a View Transfer Server
View Transfer Server backup
View Transfer Server recovery
Chapter 5: Implementing VMware Horizon View Security Server
VMware Horizon View Security Server overview
View Security Server requirements
View Security Server networking
Installing and configuring View Security Server
Deploying a View Security Server
View Security Server backup
View Security Server recovery
Chapter 6: Using VMware ThinApp
An overview of VMware ThinApp
ThinApp-supported Windows operating systems
ThinApp recommendations
ThinApp common terms
Installing ThinApp
Capturing an application with ThinApp
Deploying ThinApps in View
Removing ThinApp assignments
Updating ThinApp packages
Advanced ThinApp topics
Chapter 7: Implementing View Persona Management
View Persona Management overview
Deploying View Persona Management
Advanced Persona Management options
Chapter 8: Creating VMware Horizon View Desktop Pools
VMware desktop pool overview
Desktop pool common terms
Desktop pool considerations
Creating a View desktop pool
Entitling access to desktop pools
Chapter 9: VMware Horizon View Client Options
View Client platforms
Choosing your View Client
Installing the View Client for Windows
Using the View Client
View Client command-line options
Chapter 10: Performing View Desktop Maintenance
An overview of linked-clone maintenance
Refreshing linked-clone desktops
Recomposing linked-clone desktops
Rebalancing linked-clone desktops
Managing View Composer persistent disks
Chapter 11: Creating a Master Virtual Desktop Image
Why is desktop optimization important?
Virtual Desktop hardware configuration
Customizing the Windows desktop OS cluster size
Windows OS pre-deployment tasks
Windows OS optimizations
Optimizing the Windows profile
Chapter 12: Managing View SSL Certificates
Installing the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) console
Creating a Local Computer Certificates console
Creating a certificate request
Requesting a certificate using Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services
Replacing the certificate in a View Connection Server
Replacing the certificate on a View Security Server
Replacing the View Composer certificate
Replacing the certificate on a View Transfer Server
Chapter 13: Implementing VMware Horizon View Group Policies
View Group Policy overview
Loopback processing for Group Policies
View Agent Configuration ADM template
View Client Configuration ADM template
View Common Configuration ADM template
View Server Configuration ADM template
View Persona Management ADM Template
View PCoIP Session Variables ADM template

What You Will Learn

  • Assess your Horizon View infrastructure requirements and how to determine your virtual desktop resource requirements
  • Deploy and administer Horizon View Connection, Security, Transfer, and Composer Servers
  • Package applications with ThinApp
  • Implement Horizon View Persona Management
  • Perform ongoing maintenance of Horizon View desktops
  • Best techniques to use when creating a virtual desktop master image
  • Replace the default Horizon View SSL certificates with your own
  • Customize Horizon View settings using the included group policy templates
  • Perform administrative tasks using the View PowerShell commandlets
  • Best practices and tips that will ensure a smooth installation process

In Detail

VMware Horizon View helps you simplify desktop and application management while increasing security and control. This book will introduce you to all of the components of the VMware Horizon View suite, walk you through their deployment, and show how they are used. We will also discuss how to assess your virtual desktop resource requirements, and build an optimized virtual desktop.

"Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2" will provide you the information needed to deploy and administer your own end-user computing infrastructure. This includes not only the View components themselves, but key topics such as assessing virtual desktop resource needs, and how to optimize your virtual desktop master image.

You will learn how to design and deploy a performant, flexible and powerful desktop virtualization solution using VMware Horizon View. You will implement important components and features, such as VMware View Connection Server, VMware View Composer, VMware View Transfer Server, and VMware View Security Server.

"Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2" will take you through application virtualization with VMware ThinApp, the implementation of Persona Management, and creation of Desktop Pools. We then cover View Client options, Desktop maintenance, and Virtual Desktop Master Image. Finally we discuss View SSL certificates management, Group Policies, PowerCLI, and VMware View Design and Maintenance to help you get the most out of VMware View.

If you want to learn how to design, implement and administrate a complex, optimized desktop virtualization solution with VMware View, then this book is for you.


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