Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

Learn advanced desktop virtualization techniques and strategies and dive deeper into VMware Horizon 7, take responsibility for optimizing your end user experience
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Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs

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Learn advanced desktop virtualization techniques and strategies and dive deeper into VMware Horizon 7, take responsibility for optimizing your end user experience
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ISBN 139781786466396
Paperback676 pages

Book Description

Desktop virtualization can be a bit of a headache. But VMware Horizon 7 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, 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 the infrastructure 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 mobile cloud, so you can use them to take full control of your virtualized infrastructure.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to VDI and VMware Horizon 7
What is VDI?
The benefits of deploying VDI
A complete history of VMware and VDI
VMware Horizon 7
The VMware Horizon 7 product editions
Summary
Chapter 2: An Overview of Horizon View Architecture and Components
Introducing the key Horizon components
High-level architectural overview
Persistent or non-persistent desktops
Horizon View Composer and Linked Clones
Instant Clones
View Persona Management
VMware User Environment Manager (UEM)
Printing from a Virtual Desktop Machine
Managing USB devices
ThinApp application virtualization
Antivirus software for virtual desktops
PCoIP - delivering the desktop experience
Blast Extreme
Which Protocol - Blast Extreme, PCoIP, or RDP?
Hardware-accelerated graphics for Horizon View
Unified communications support
Real-Time Audio Video (RTAV)
URL Content Redirection
View Clients
Summary
Chapter 3: Design and Deployment Considerations
Phase I - Project Definition
Phase II - Proving the Technology
Phase III - designing a production environment
Technology choices
Horizon View Pod and Block Architecture
Cloud Pod Architecture
vSphere design for Horizon View
Horizon View design specifics
Supporting infrastructure design
Desktop design considerations
Disaster recovery and backup
Example solution scenario
Summary
Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring Horizon View
Welcome to the lab environment
Preparing Active Directory
Installing View Composer
Installing the View Connection Server
Initial configuration of the View Connection Server
Installing the View Replica Server
Installing the View Security Server
Installing the View Enrollment Server
Configuring View for GPU-enabled Virtual Desktops
Configuring the Cloud Pod Architecture
Summary
Chapter 5: Securing Horizon View with SSL Certificates and True SSO
Horizon View and SSL certificates
SSL certificates for Horizon View
Horizon View True SSO
Summary
Chapter 6: Building and Optimizing the Virtual Desktop OS
Virtual desktop hardware requirements
Creating a Windows 7 virtual desktop machine
Creating a Windows 10 virtual desktop machine
Creating a GPU-enabled virtual desktop machine
Linux virtual desktop machines
Preparing virtual desktops for delivery
Summary
Chapter 7: Managing and Configuring Desktop Pools
Automated desktop pools
Creating a manual desktop pool
Entitling users
Managing desktop pools
Managing persistent disks
Creating a GPU-enabled desktop pool
Reviewing the infrastructure post-deployment
Summary
Chapter 8: Delivering Remote Applications with View Hosted Apps
Architectural overview
RDSH sizing guidelines
Installing and configuring View hosted apps
Installing the Horizon View agent for RDSH
Configuring hosted apps in the View Administrator
Load balancing hosted apps in View
Summary
Chapter 9: Delivering Session-Based Desktops with Horizon View
Architectural overview
RDSH sizing guidelines
Installing and configuring desktop sessions in View
Installing the Horizon View Agent for RDSH
Configuring View to deliver desktop sessions
Enhancing the end-user experience
Summary
Chapter 10: Horizon View Client Options
Software clients
Hardware clients
HTML5 browser desktop access
Summary
Chapter 11: Upgrading to a New Version of Horizon View
Upgrade compatibility
Upgrading View Composer
Upgrading the View Connection Server
Upgrading the View Security Server
Upgrading Group Policy templates
Upgrading the VMware Horizon agent
Upgrading the Horizon client
Summary
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Tips
General troubleshooting tips
Troubleshooting Horizon View issues
vRealize Operations for Horizon
Third-party management tools
Getting further help
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Successfully configure Horizon 7 for the needs of your users
  • Find out how VMware is perfect for end-user computing delivering virtual desktops, session-based desktops, and hosted applications all from the same platform
  • Learn how to develop, and deploy a complete end-to-end solution
  • Discover how to optimize desktop OS images for virtual desktops
  • Build, optimize, and tune desktop operating systems to deliver a superior end-user experience
  • Explore the Horizon 7 infrastructure, so you can take full advantage of it!

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to VDI and VMware Horizon 7
What is VDI?
The benefits of deploying VDI
A complete history of VMware and VDI
VMware Horizon 7
The VMware Horizon 7 product editions
Summary
Chapter 2: An Overview of Horizon View Architecture and Components
Introducing the key Horizon components
High-level architectural overview
Persistent or non-persistent desktops
Horizon View Composer and Linked Clones
Instant Clones
View Persona Management
VMware User Environment Manager (UEM)
Printing from a Virtual Desktop Machine
Managing USB devices
ThinApp application virtualization
Antivirus software for virtual desktops
PCoIP - delivering the desktop experience
Blast Extreme
Which Protocol - Blast Extreme, PCoIP, or RDP?
Hardware-accelerated graphics for Horizon View
Unified communications support
Real-Time Audio Video (RTAV)
URL Content Redirection
View Clients
Summary
Chapter 3: Design and Deployment Considerations
Phase I - Project Definition
Phase II - Proving the Technology
Phase III - designing a production environment
Technology choices
Horizon View Pod and Block Architecture
Cloud Pod Architecture
vSphere design for Horizon View
Horizon View design specifics
Supporting infrastructure design
Desktop design considerations
Disaster recovery and backup
Example solution scenario
Summary
Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring Horizon View
Welcome to the lab environment
Preparing Active Directory
Installing View Composer
Installing the View Connection Server
Initial configuration of the View Connection Server
Installing the View Replica Server
Installing the View Security Server
Installing the View Enrollment Server
Configuring View for GPU-enabled Virtual Desktops
Configuring the Cloud Pod Architecture
Summary
Chapter 5: Securing Horizon View with SSL Certificates and True SSO
Horizon View and SSL certificates
SSL certificates for Horizon View
Horizon View True SSO
Summary
Chapter 6: Building and Optimizing the Virtual Desktop OS
Virtual desktop hardware requirements
Creating a Windows 7 virtual desktop machine
Creating a Windows 10 virtual desktop machine
Creating a GPU-enabled virtual desktop machine
Linux virtual desktop machines
Preparing virtual desktops for delivery
Summary
Chapter 7: Managing and Configuring Desktop Pools
Automated desktop pools
Creating a manual desktop pool
Entitling users
Managing desktop pools
Managing persistent disks
Creating a GPU-enabled desktop pool
Reviewing the infrastructure post-deployment
Summary
Chapter 8: Delivering Remote Applications with View Hosted Apps
Architectural overview
RDSH sizing guidelines
Installing and configuring View hosted apps
Installing the Horizon View agent for RDSH
Configuring hosted apps in the View Administrator
Load balancing hosted apps in View
Summary
Chapter 9: Delivering Session-Based Desktops with Horizon View
Architectural overview
RDSH sizing guidelines
Installing and configuring desktop sessions in View
Installing the Horizon View Agent for RDSH
Configuring View to deliver desktop sessions
Enhancing the end-user experience
Summary
Chapter 10: Horizon View Client Options
Software clients
Hardware clients
HTML5 browser desktop access
Summary
Chapter 11: Upgrading to a New Version of Horizon View
Upgrade compatibility
Upgrading View Composer
Upgrading the View Connection Server
Upgrading the View Security Server
Upgrading Group Policy templates
Upgrading the VMware Horizon agent
Upgrading the Horizon client
Summary
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Tips
General troubleshooting tips
Troubleshooting Horizon View issues
vRealize Operations for Horizon
Third-party management tools
Getting further help
Summary

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Paperback676 pages
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