VMware Horizon View High Availability

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  • Install and configure a VMware Horizon View Connection Server and redundant pair
  • Discover the networking requirements for View and learn how to build redundancy into your network
  • Analyze each of the View user pool types and how each one can be made highly available and survivable.
  • Get to know about storage protocols such as NFS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel
  • Deploy Virtual SAN, and find out how to effectively couple Virtual SAN with View
  • Learn about View monitoring tools to allow fast responses to various crises
  • Plan, analyze and upgrade VMware Horizon View
  • Analyze network services required for VMware Horizon View and build them in a redundant manner

The increasing movement to virtualize workloads and workstations has put VMware Horizon View into a central mission critical role in many environments. Administrators may be overwhelmed with planning for outages and dealing with failure scenarios. It’s easy to miss small details that will result in outages down the road. Following VMware Horizon View best practices and planning ahead with network infrastructure will allow you to avoid these common pit falls.

This book will walk you through the setup and configuration of View in a highly available configuration. It will provide you with the skills to analyze and deploy configurations that can stand up to rigorous failure standards. The book starts with deploying and basic configuration of VMware Horizon View in a redundant setup, then moves on to cover high availability for networking, fibre channel, NFS, and iSCSI. We finish this book with monitoring and upgrade planning. At the end we also learn about maintaining the uptime and minimizing the downtime that can be caused due to various factors. Each topic comes with a list of best practices and failure scenarios to test. Administrators will learn the intricacies of protecting a View environment.

  • Enhance your capability of meeting various Service Level Agreements in VMware Horizon View
  • Get acquainted through all the necessary considerations for building a View environment
  • Cover VMware High Availability hurdle by hurdle along with the checklists for verification of the environment being ready for production
Page Count 216
Course Length 6 hours 28 minutes
ISBN 9781785287398
Date Of Publication 20 Nov 2015


Andrew Alloway

Andrew Alloway was born and raised in Edmonton, Canada. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a computer science degree.

While working at Nuna Logistics Limited, he supported northern mining sites for their unique and challenging IT environment. In 2012, some of his projects and work were featured in the Winter 2012 edition of Aptitude Magazine in an article entitled "Building the road to streamlined license agreements".

He is a supporter of open source technology and products such as Ubuntu, ICTFax, Apache, Drupal, and Piler, among other projects.

He has designed and implemented projects, which include Exchange migrations, Lync deployments, System Center Configuration Manager, and various VMware products.

In 2013, he received the VMware Certified Professional 5 Data Center Virtualization certification.

He has previously worked with Packt Publishing on VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials and VMware Horizon View High Availability.