VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

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Book Details

ISBN 139781782170709
Paperback362 pages

Book Description

VMware Horizon 6 (with View) delivers virtualized desktops and applications through a single platform. It supports users, providing them with access to all of their Windows and online resources through one unified workspace, anywhere, using the device of their choice. The latest VDI release has brought with it various enhancements that will provide a better way to solve the common problems that occur while designing a VDI solution.

This book will guide you through how to produce a solid VDI solution with VMware Horizon 6 View, by combining best practices with actual installation challenges. The book is designed to be used during the design phase, which comes before the implementation phase. It covers all major Horizon 6 components and tips on how to use them to provide a solid VDI solution.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Components of VMware Horizon View 6
The core components of VMware Horizon View 6
vCenter Server
View Connection Server
View Manager
View Agent
Horizon Client
View Composer (an optional component)
Snapshots and linked clones
Types of disks for vDesktops
View Composer Array Integration (VCAI)
VMware Horizon editions
Summary
Chapter 2: Solution Methodology
Assessment
Plan (define use cases)
Design
Pilot and validate
Implementation
User migration
Hand-off and manage
Summary
Chapter 3: Persistent or Nonpersistent vDesktops
Persistent desktops
Nonpersistent desktops
Multisite solutions
A hybrid solution – persistent mixed with nonpersistent
Choosing the right solution
Summary
Chapter 4: End Devices
Thick clients
Thin clients
Changes to thick and thin client solutions
Teradici PCoIP-powered zero clients
Other clients
Choosing the proper device
Summary
Chapter 5: The PCoIP Protocol
Why lossless quality is important
PCoIP network fundamentals
Multimedia redirection
Teradici APEX offload card
PCoIP Secure Gateway
Summary
Chapter 6: Sizing the VDI
Network considerations
Compute considerations
Working with VMware vSphere maximums
Summary
Chapter 7: Building Redundancy into the VDI Solution
Physical infrastructure
VMware vCenter Server
View Connection Server
Parent vDesktop and templates
User personas
Summary
Chapter 8: Sizing the Storage
VMware View Composer
VMware vSphere files
VMware View specific files
Tiered storage
Storage overcommit
Storage protocols
Maximums and limits
Storage I/O profile
Read/write I/O ratio
Storage tiering and I/O distribution
Disk types
VMware Virtual SAN
Capacity-sizing exercises
vSphere 5.0 video swap
Summary
Chapter 9: Security
The inherent security of VDI
Firewalls, zones, and antivirus
Virtual enclaves
USB redirection and filtering
Smart card authentication
Prohibiting the use of copy and paste functions
View Connection Server tags
Forensics
Summary
Chapter 10: Migrating User Personas
Migration of the user persona
Separating a persona from the operating environment
Using VMware View user data disks
Operational considerations with user data
Summary
Chapter 11: Backing Up the VMware View Infrastructure
VMware View Connection Server – ADAM Database backup
Security Server considerations
The View Composer database
Remote Desktop Service host servers
RDS Server host templates and virtual machines
Virtual desktop templates and parent VMs
Virtual desktops
The ThinApp repository
Persona Management
VMware vCenter
Restoring the VMware View environment
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Summary
Chapter 12: Exciting New Features in Horizon View 6
Cloud Pod Architecture
Overview for the setup of Cloud Pod Architecture
Application publishing
A unified workspace
Horizon View 6 integration with Virtual SAN
Other new features
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the strategies and techniques needed to migrate your user population from a traditional physical desktop environment to a successful virtual desktop solution
  • Plan the approach to deliver, protect, and manage Windows desktops and applications to ensure that users can work anytime, anywhere, on any device
  • Decide whether to use persistent or nonpersistent vDesktops and understand the impact of both on the VDI environment
  • Understand the choices around end devices such as thick clients, thin clients, and zero clients
  • Size the VDI environment correctly to avoid slow logons, poor PCoIP performance, authentication problems, and other random failures
  • Analyze all of the potential points of failure within a VDI and provide redundancy for each component
  • Design a backup solution and/or disaster recovery plan to ensure a quick recovery in times of failure

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Components of VMware Horizon View 6
The core components of VMware Horizon View 6
vCenter Server
View Connection Server
View Manager
View Agent
Horizon Client
View Composer (an optional component)
Snapshots and linked clones
Types of disks for vDesktops
View Composer Array Integration (VCAI)
VMware Horizon editions
Summary
Chapter 2: Solution Methodology
Assessment
Plan (define use cases)
Design
Pilot and validate
Implementation
User migration
Hand-off and manage
Summary
Chapter 3: Persistent or Nonpersistent vDesktops
Persistent desktops
Nonpersistent desktops
Multisite solutions
A hybrid solution – persistent mixed with nonpersistent
Choosing the right solution
Summary
Chapter 4: End Devices
Thick clients
Thin clients
Changes to thick and thin client solutions
Teradici PCoIP-powered zero clients
Other clients
Choosing the proper device
Summary
Chapter 5: The PCoIP Protocol
Why lossless quality is important
PCoIP network fundamentals
Multimedia redirection
Teradici APEX offload card
PCoIP Secure Gateway
Summary
Chapter 6: Sizing the VDI
Network considerations
Compute considerations
Working with VMware vSphere maximums
Summary
Chapter 7: Building Redundancy into the VDI Solution
Physical infrastructure
VMware vCenter Server
View Connection Server
Parent vDesktop and templates
User personas
Summary
Chapter 8: Sizing the Storage
VMware View Composer
VMware vSphere files
VMware View specific files
Tiered storage
Storage overcommit
Storage protocols
Maximums and limits
Storage I/O profile
Read/write I/O ratio
Storage tiering and I/O distribution
Disk types
VMware Virtual SAN
Capacity-sizing exercises
vSphere 5.0 video swap
Summary
Chapter 9: Security
The inherent security of VDI
Firewalls, zones, and antivirus
Virtual enclaves
USB redirection and filtering
Smart card authentication
Prohibiting the use of copy and paste functions
View Connection Server tags
Forensics
Summary
Chapter 10: Migrating User Personas
Migration of the user persona
Separating a persona from the operating environment
Using VMware View user data disks
Operational considerations with user data
Summary
Chapter 11: Backing Up the VMware View Infrastructure
VMware View Connection Server – ADAM Database backup
Security Server considerations
The View Composer database
Remote Desktop Service host servers
RDS Server host templates and virtual machines
Virtual desktop templates and parent VMs
Virtual desktops
The ThinApp repository
Persona Management
VMware vCenter
Restoring the VMware View environment
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Summary
Chapter 12: Exciting New Features in Horizon View 6
Cloud Pod Architecture
Overview for the setup of Cloud Pod Architecture
Application publishing
A unified workspace
Horizon View 6 integration with Virtual SAN
Other new features
Summary

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Paperback362 pages
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