Mastering VMware Horizon 6

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  • Install and configure the VMware Horizon 6 Version 6.1 solution, including new features such as vGPU
  • Manage user profiles in a virtual desktop environment with View Persona Management
  • Configure Horizon View to deliver hosted applications and desktops
  • Build, optimize, and tune desktop operating systems to deliver a superior end-user experience
  • Perform an upgrade from a previous versions of Horizon View to Horizon View 6.1
  • Explore Horizon Advanced Edition, including Workspace Portal, VMware Mirage, and Horizon FLEX
  • Introduction to App Volumes including step-by-step configuration and deployment
  • Delve deeper into the Horizon 6 version 6.1 infrastructure to understand how the solution components work and fit together along with a methodology for approaching an EUC project
  • Configure, manage, and deploy desktop pools for individual use cases

Horizon 6 is VMware's latest end-user computing solution, designed not only to centralize and virtualize desktop environments but also to deliver individual applications securely to any device by means of a virtual workspace.

Your journey starts by investigating an end-user computing project including assessment, pilot, and production. Next, we move into the design phase where we will first take a deeper look at the Horizon 6 solution and its components and how to plan their use in a successful project. Once we have our design and have identified our use cases, we will start to install and configure the core solution. With that in place, we will fine-tune the best end-user experience. Finally, we examine the advanced and enterprise features of Horizon 6, such as VSAN, vCOPS for View, and Horizon Mirage.

  • Learn why a EUC strategy is important, what it can deliver, and the approach you should take when starting out with your own project
  • Understand the key architecture components, new capabilities, and how to build, install, and configure an optimized delivery platform for end-user computing services
  • Build your own environment for VDI and hosted applications with the help of screenshots, real-life scenarios, and best practices
Page Count 640
Course Length 19 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781784399238
Date Of Publication 27 Mar 2015


Peter von Oven

Peter von Oven is an experienced technical consultant and has spent the past 25 years working with customers and partners designing technology solutions. During his career, Peter has presented at key IT events, such as VMworld, IP EXPO, and various VMUGs and CCUG events. He has also worked in senior presales roles and presales management roles for Fujitsu, HP, Citrix, and VMware, and has been awarded VMware vExpert four years running.

In 2016, Peter founded his own company, Droplet Computing, where he works today as the Founder and Chief Technology Officer.
Peter got his first taste for writing when assisting with some of the chapters in Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View, which then lead to five other Packt titles.

Barry Coombs

Barry Coombs is the Operations Director for Computerworld Systems LTD, a UK-based, virtualization-focused, value-added reseller. He has been focusing on virtualization, storage, and end user computing technologies as a customer, consultant, and architect for the last nine years. Barry is responsible for identifying new technologies as well as speaking and hosting customer-focused events associated with virtualization, storage, and end user computing. Barry has been awarded VMware's vExpert award for contributions to the VMware community every year since 2010. He is also part of the VMUG leadership team for South West UK. Barry has been a co-author of two VMware Horizon books.