VMware Horizon View 5.3 Design Patterns and Best Practices

Taking a rational approach to implementing Horizon View can make all the difference to its future performance and usefulness. This book will help you make all the right decisions for your particular enterprise’s needs.

VMware Horizon View 5.3 Design Patterns and Best Practices

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Jason Ventresco

Taking a rational approach to implementing Horizon View can make all the difference to its future performance and usefulness. This book will help you make all the right decisions for your particular enterprise’s needs.
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ISBN 139781782171546
Paperback124 pages

About This Book

  • Identify the reasons why you are deploying Horizon View, a critical step to identifying your metrics for success
  • Determine your Horizon View desktop resource requirements, and use that to size your infrastructure
  • Recognize key design considerations that should influence your Horizon View infrastructure
  • Learn how third party add-on solutions can complement and enhance your Horizon View deployment

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at individuals who are considering implementing Horizon View, but unaware of how their design decisions may impact the execution, operation, and future performance of their Horizon View environment. Readers should have some knowledge of end user computing, the capabilities of VMware Horizon View, and datacentre infrastructure to understand the concepts and ideas that the book discusses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to VMware Horizon View Design
The benefits of virtual desktops
Risks of end user computing
VMware Horizon View design considerations
Sizing the View infrastructure components
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding Desktop Deployment Options
Full clone or linked clone – which should we choose?
Floating versus dedicated user assignments
Deciding between persistent and non-persistent desktops
Building desktop pools
Putting Windows on a diet
Summary
Chapter 3: Understanding the View Environment
Defining the View Connection Server requirements
Key View infrastructure design considerations
View client protocol options
Summary
Chapter 4: Determining vSphere Resource Requirements
Building vCenter Server
Overview of View Composer
Sizing the vSphere hosts
Managing PCoIP network bandwidth requirements
Summary
Chapter 5: View Storage Considerations
Why storage performance is so important
Choosing the View storage platform
Understanding View storage-related features
Summary
Chapter 6: View Client Management and Connectivity
Understanding the View Client options
Choosing a View client
Managing View user persona data
Third-party persona management tools
Monitoring View using vCenter Operations Manager for View
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Identify your reasons for implementing Horizon View, the existing risks, and why this is important to your design
  • Learn about the vital considerations during the Horizon View design process including infrastructure design, monitoring, storage options, and Horizon View client types
  • Measure current desktop resource utilization and use that data to size your Horizon View infrastructure
  • Define the characteristics of Horizon View linked-clone, full-clone, persistent, and non-persistent desktops, and the reasons for using each
  • Understand desktop pool design and its influence on Horizon View maintenance
  • Recognize the limitations of vSphere and Horizon View that will impact your design
  • Decide how and why to control Horizon View client bandwidth usage
  • Discover the various options for monitoring your Horizon View environment and learn about its significance

In Detail

VMware Horizon View is easy to install and configure, but building an adequate infrastructure and deploying the ideal desktops for your environment requires careful planning and a detailed understanding of the different options that exist. The more you know about those options and the impact of choosing one versus another, the better prepared you will be to make the optimal choice for your environment.

VMware Horizon View 5.3 Design Patterns and Best Practices provides important information that will guide you through decisions that are fundamental to designing and implementing a successful View environment. You will learn about major topics that are crucial to making your Horizon View environment a success, both in the early stages of deployment and beyond.

This book discusses multiple essential topics related to the architecture and administration of VMware Horizon View. Subjects such as infrastructure design, Horizon View desktop deployment, and monitoring are all discussed, each of which are critical to building and maintaining a healthy and well-performing Horizon View architecture.

Building a Horizon View infrastructure isn’t just about buying the right hardware; it requires careful consideration of all layers of the implementation including desktop pool configuration, the ability to monitor and troubleshoot the environment, and understanding what will happen when the environment matures or is required to expand. This book will help you understand why each of these topics is important, and provide the guidance needed to help make your Horizon View environment successful.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to VMware Horizon View Design
The benefits of virtual desktops
Risks of end user computing
VMware Horizon View design considerations
Sizing the View infrastructure components
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding Desktop Deployment Options
Full clone or linked clone – which should we choose?
Floating versus dedicated user assignments
Deciding between persistent and non-persistent desktops
Building desktop pools
Putting Windows on a diet
Summary
Chapter 3: Understanding the View Environment
Defining the View Connection Server requirements
Key View infrastructure design considerations
View client protocol options
Summary
Chapter 4: Determining vSphere Resource Requirements
Building vCenter Server
Overview of View Composer
Sizing the vSphere hosts
Managing PCoIP network bandwidth requirements
Summary
Chapter 5: View Storage Considerations
Why storage performance is so important
Choosing the View storage platform
Understanding View storage-related features
Summary
Chapter 6: View Client Management and Connectivity
Understanding the View Client options
Choosing a View client
Managing View user persona data
Third-party persona management tools
Monitoring View using vCenter Operations Manager for View
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781782171546
Paperback124 pages
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