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VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials

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Peter von Oven, Peter Björk, Joel Lindberg

Manage and deliver a secure, unified workspace to embrace any time, any place, anywhere access to corporate apps, data, and virtual desktops securely from any device.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782172376
Paperback158 pages

About This Book

  • Design, install, and configure a Horizon Workspace infrastructure
  • Deliver a user's workspace to mobile devices such as Android and iOS
  • Easy to follow, step-by-step guide on how to deploy and work with Horizon Workspace

Who This Book Is For

This book is perfect for IT administrators who want to deploy a solution to centrally manage access to corporate applications, data, and virtual desktops using Horizon Workspace. You need to have some experience in delivering BYOD initiatives and delivering applications from the Cloud (SaaS).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with VMware Horizon Workspace
Introduction to VMware Horizon Workspace
Prerequisites
Horizon Workspace vApp
Users
Downloading the software
Summary
Chapter 2: Design, Install, and Configure
The Horizon Workspace architecture
The Horizon Workspace sizing guide
Deploying and configuring the vApp
The command-line configuration process
Web-based configuration
Summary
Chapter 3: Horizon Files
An introduction to Horizon Workspace Files
Horizon data appliance architecture
Configuring storage on the data-va virtual machine
Enabling Horizon Files and entitling users
Configuring a Class of Service
User accounts
Document preview
Managing files and folders
Synchronizing Horizon Files and offline access
Multi-device access
Summary
Chapter 4: Integrating SaaS Applications
Configuring SAML-based SaaS apps
Summary
Chapter 5: Mobile Management
An overview of Horizon Workspace on a mobile
Configuring Mobile Management
Mobile device enrolment
Summary
Chapter 6: Integrating ThinApp Packages
An overview of ThinApp integration
Enabling Horizon management in your ThinApp packages
Enabling ThinApp integration in Horizon Workspace
Updating ThinApp packages
Summary
Chapter 7: Horizon View Integration
Configuring Horizon Workspace for view access
Configuring the Horizon View Workspace integration
Configuring HTML5 desktop access
Accessing your desktop
Summary
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Installation troubleshooting
Time-synchronization issues
Changing the Fully Qualified Domain Name
Accessing the Horizon Workspace logfiles
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Design, install, and configure a Horizon Workspace infrastructure
  • Deploy a data collaboration platform and apply a policy on how data is shared internally and externally
  • Deliver a user’s workspace to mobile devices such as Android and iOS
  • Manage the entire solution from a single management console
  • Integrate with existing systems and policies
  • Set up your Horizon instance
  • Generate reports on application usage
  • Configure Horizon Workspace for desktop brokering
  • Understand broker software as a service securely, using SAML and single sign-on

In Detail

The Horizon suite is VMWare's end user solution suite. VMware Horizon Workspace allows administrators to virtualize operations systems, applications, and user data, and also delivers modern desktops to end users. VMware Horizon Workspace is a new type of solution that is commonly referred to as a "Workspace Aggregator” or “Universal Services Broker”. It delivers a solution that provides end-users with a single point of access to their corporate data, applications, and other IT-resources as well as providing IT administrators with a single point of administration and management.

This guide will show you how to deliver a complete user environment based on their entitlement, their location, and the end point device they are connecting with. It will also show you how, from an IT administrator’s perspective, everything can be managed from a single console.

This book starts by introducing the concepts behind Horizon Workspace, how they work, and how they map onto the everyday tasks faced by an IT administrator. It also covers the challenges a user faces in accessing the technology. It will then look in detail at the different features and functionality offered by Horizon Workspace in delivering against application brokering, data collaboration, and mobility. The book will take you through each one in detail, using illustrations and screenshots with the option to follow in real time to build out your own lab/pilot environment. You will also be guided through the product capabilities using step-by-step instructions and screenshots of each feature and how to implement it.

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