Implementing VMware Horizon 7

Author: Jason Ventresco

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782174486

Category: Computers

Page: 478

View: 8640

A comprehensive, practical guide to accessing virtual desktops, applications, and services through a unified platform About This Book This is the first book on the market that delivers desktops and applications through a single Virtual Desktop Infrastructure platform Reduce enterprise costs by dynamically allocating resources with virtual storage, compute and networking This comprehensive guide provides simplified operations, improved security, and accelerated time-to-value using VMware Horizon 7 Who This Book Is For If you are a newcomer to system administration, and you wish to implement the Horizon environment, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge of Horizon is beneficial. What You Will Learn Walk through the configuration of VMware Horizon, including the new Horizon Access Point appliance Implement a multi-site VMware Horizon pod using the Cloud Pod Architecture feature Understand the integration between VMware Horizon and VSAN, and see how they are deployed together Explore how to implement and maintain Microsoft RDS and Linux and Windows Desktop Pools Create and optimize desktop master images. Understand how to manage the SSL certificates for each of the VMware Horizon components. In Detail VMware Horizon 7 has been a buzz since it was announced. One of the major reasons is the introduction of the new Instant Clones feature. This book will complement the product documentation by providing real-life examples of how it is implemented along with the latest features and components of the platform. We'll explore the latest features of the platform, including those added through product acquisitions such as User Environment Manager and App Volumes. Further on, you will also be introduced to the new capabilities added to the core product such Linked-Clone RDS pools. Upon completion of this book, you will have an understanding of the capabilities and benefits VMware Horizon can provide to your organization, and how each of its components are implemented. Style and approach This comprehensive guide focuses on the practicality of VMware Horizon and how you can implement it in your organization.

Mastering VMware Horizon 7

Author: Peter von Oven,Barry Coombs

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786460734

Category: Computers

Page: 676

View: 6204

Learn advanced desktop virtualization techniques and strategies and dive deeper into VMware Horizon 7, take responsibility for optimizing your end user experience About This Book Build better virtualized services for your users with VMware Horizon 7 Take full advantage of Horizon's range of features for confidence and control in your virtualized solutions Take responsibility for transforming your organization – this guide will get you started! Who This Book Is For Admins, architects... whatever your role, if you find virtualization a bit of a headache this book is for you. You'll go deep into VMware Horizon and see just what its capable of. It will take you to an advanced level, but at a pace that ensures you're always solving real-world problems. You'll need some experience in desktop management using Windows and Microsoft Office, and familiarity with Active Directory, SQL, Windows Remote Desktop Session Hosting, and VMware vSphere technology. 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! In Detail 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. Style and approach Focusing on an end-user project, this useful, yet comprehensive guide will show you how to take full advantage of VMware's Horizon 7 solution and how to successfully implement it for your organization.

Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2

Author: Jason Ventresco

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849687978

Category: Computers

Page: 390

View: 9931

A step-by-step tutorial covering all components of the View Horizon suite in detail, to ensure that you can utilize all features of the platform, and discover all of the possible ways that it can be used within your own environment.If you are a newcomer in system administration, and you wish to implement a small to midsized Horizon View environment, then this book is for you. It will also benefit individuals who wish to administrate and manage Horizon View more efficiently or are studying for the VCP5-DT.

VMware Horizon View 6 Desktop Virtualization Cookbook

Author: Jason Ventresco

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782171657

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 5126

If you want a more detailed explanation concerning the implementation of several different core features of VMware Horizon View, this is the book for you. Whether you are new to VMware Horizon View or an existing user, this book will provide you with the knowledge you need to successfully deploy several core features and get introduced to the latest features of version 6.0 as well.

VMware Horizon Suite

Building End-User Services

Author: Paul O'Doherty,Stephane Asselin

Publisher: VMWare Press

ISBN: 0133479102

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 3960

VMware® Horizon Suite The authoritative guide to delivering end-user services with VMwarE View and VMware Horizon Suite Today, IT professionals must manage stateless, mobile, streamed workspaces delivered across devices ranging from traditional PCs to tablets and smartphones. Using VMware View and VMware Horizon Suite, they can do so–providing flexible end-user services that support any business requirement cost effectively. Now there’s a complete guide to planning, configuring, implementing, and integrating VMware Horizon Suite technologies and using them to deliver high-value end-user services in enterprise, managed, and cloud provider environments. This book’s deep up-to-date technical content addresses considerations ranging from architecture, deployment, and operations to user experience and support. It offers detailed guidance on integration with VMware View and key third-party technologies. Throughout, it fully reflects the newest VMware View releases, including VMware Horizon Mirage. Relevant, clear, and usable, VMware Horizon Suite contains step-by-step configuration examples, sample scenarios helping you choose the right technologies for your users’ needs, and a complete end-user computing design checklist. Coverage includes • Understanding the new end-user service model and how VMware View and VMware Horizon address it • Mastering VMware View 6 and VMware Workspace 1.8 architectures • Leveraging proven installation and implementation techniques • Efficiently operating Connection, Security, and Transfer servers • Managing agents, clients, portals, composers, and personas • Integrating VMware View and Workspace • Implementing operational best practices, such as desktop pools, user data management, and SaaS • Using VMware Mirage to manage desktop images more intelligently and provide a wider spectrum of end-user services • Delivering multimedia within a View desktop environment • Integrating Microsoft Lync with VMware View • Monitoring VMware View and optimizing its performance

VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Author: Ryan Cartwright,Chuck Mills,Jason Langone,Andre Leibovici

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782170715

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 6702

If you are a desktop architect, solution provider, end-user consultant, virtualization engineer, or anyone who wants to learn how to plan and design the implementation of a virtual desktop solution based on Horizon 6, then this book is for you. An understanding of VMware vSphere fundamentals coupled with experience in the installation or administration of a VMware environment would be a plus during reading.

Mastering VMware Horizon 6

Author: Peter von Oven,Barry Coombs

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393681

Category: Computers

Page: 640

View: 9430

If you are working as a desktop admin, part of a EUC team, an architect, or a consultant on a desktop virtualization project and you are looking to use VMware's Horizon solution, this book is for you. This book will demonstrate the new capabilities of Horizon 6. You should have experience in desktop management using Windows and Microsoft Office, and be familiar with Active Directory, SQL, Windows Remote Desktop Session Hosting, and VMware vSphere infrastructure (ESXi and vCenter Server) technology.

VMware Horizon View High Availability

Author: Andrew Alloway

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286498

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 8432

Design, develop and deploy a highly available vSphere environment for VMware Horizon View About This Book 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 Who This Book Is For If you manage, plan or deploy VMware Horizon View or are looking for tips for best practices and configuration details this book is for you. This book is intended for administrators who design and deploy VMware Horizon View or administrators who are looking for ways to improve their existing View environment. What You Will Learn 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 In Detail 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. Style and approach This book provides configuration and installation steps for administration and installation of a Horizon View server. It includes high-level overviews of any protocols, services used by Horizon View, and best practices and high availability checklists for each chapter.

VMware Horizon View Essentials

Author: Peter von Oven

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784396605

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 4372

If you are a desktop administrator or an end user of a computing project team looking to speed up to the latest VMware Horizon View solution, then this book is perfect for you. It is your ideal companion to deploy a solution to centrally manage and virtualize your desktop estate using Horizon View 6.0.

Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5

Leverage the power of vSphere for effective virtualization, administration, management and monitoring of data centers

Author: Andrea Mauro,Paolo Valsecchi,Karel Novak

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787283909

Category: Computers

Page: 598

View: 5702

Deliver great business value by adopting the virtualization platform VMware vSphere 6.5, from the design to the deployment About This Book This new edition is based on vSphere 6.5 and has described new features in different areas, including management, security, scalability, availability and so on. Design, deploy and manage VMware datacenters Implement monitoring and security of VMware workloads with ease. Who This Book Is For If you are an administrator, infrastructure engineer, IT architect, or an IT consultant and analyst who has basic knowledge of VMware vSphere and now wants to master it, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Get a deep understanding of vSphere 6.5 functionalities Design and plan a virtualization environment based on vSphere 6.5 Manage and administer a vSphere 6.5 environment and resources Get tips for the VCP6-DCV and VCIX6-DCV exams (along with use of the vSphere 6 documentation) Implement different migration techniques to move your workload across different environments. Save your configuration, data and workload from your virtual infrastructure. In Detail VMware vSphere 6.5 provides a powerful, flexible and secure foundation for next-generation applications which helps you create an effective digital transformation. This book will be based on VMware vSphere 6.5 which empowers you to virtualize any complex application with ease. You'll begin by getting an overview of all the products, solutions and features of the vSphere 6.5 suite, comparing the evolutions with the previous releases. Next ,you'll design and plan a virtualization infrastructure to drive planning and performance analysis. Following this , you will be proceeding with workflow and installation of components. New network trends are also covered which will help you in optimally designing the vSphere environment. You will also learn the practices and procedures involved in configuring and managing virtual machines in a vSphere infrastructure. With vSphere 6.5, you'll make use of significantly more powerful capabilities for patching, upgrading, and managing the configuration of the virtual environment. Next we'll focus on specific availability and resiliency solutions in vSphere. Towards the end of the book you will get information on how to save your configuration, data and workload from your virtual infrastructure. By the end of the book you'll learn about VMware vSphere 6.5 right from design to deployment and management. Style and Approach This book acts as a reference guide providing real-world scenarios and a possible baseline for each virtualization project based on VMware vSphere.

Learning VMware App Volumes

Author: Peter von Oven

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785889125

Category: Computers

Page: 494

View: 2545

Deliver applications to virtual desktop environments in seconds and at scale with the click of a button About This Book Learn how can you deliver a great user experience and drive down storage and management costs Discover hidden gems to deliver applications to virtual desktop environments in seconds This book will help you fully utilize the true potential of VMware App Volumes and design and build a complete production environment Who This Book Is For This book is for administrators and IT teams who would like to take full advantage of App Volumes to deal with application workloads. It will also be useful for virtualization professionals and teams who are working on VDI deployments and VMware end user computing solutions. What You Will Learn Find out how the VMware App Volumes solution can enhance the management and delivery of applications in your desktop environment Design a real-life App Volumes solution using best practices and following the recommended sizing guides Install, configure, and deploy App Volumes so it is ready to start delivering applications Create and prepare applications ready to be delivered to end users Discover how App Volumes can enhance other desktop solutions by looking at how it integrates with VMware Horizon View, VMware ThinApp, RDSH, and Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp Understand how to configure the advanced options within App Volumes In Detail App Volumes provides a virtualized, real-time application delivery engine for virtual desktop infrastructure and is designed to enable VDI deployments to ensure greater flexibility, agility, and cost reduction. This book starts with an in-depth overview of the architecture and components used to design an optimized solution. We then show you how to install and configure App Volumes for different use cases such as VMware View integration, using VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenApp, and more. Throughout the chapters, we provide hints, tips, and tricks as well as best practices. By the end of the book, you will have built a working App Volumes environment and acquired the skills to build and run a production environment. Style and approach This book comprises of the theoretical explanations that will help you perform a complete App Volumes deployment through step-by-step instructions

VMware View 5

Building a Successful Virtual Desktop

Author: Paul O'Doherty

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132983680

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 9679

VMware View 5 for the Desktop DELIVER HIGH-VALUE VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE AND A SUPERIOR USER EXPERIENCE Companies that have already realized the benefits of VMware server virtualization are now discovering that VMware View 5 offers equally powerful opportunities on the client side. VMware View 5 is a comprehensive enterprise-class solution. But, until now, crucial information about it has been scattered throughout dozens of technical documents. In VMware View 5, leading desktop virtualization expert Paul O’Doherty combines this critical information with deep insights and best practices from his extensive enterprise deployment experience. O’Doherty walks through every step, from the earliest planning phases through configuration, implementation, and management. He addresses important considerations ranging from changes to end-user experience through support and performance management. You’ll learn how to plan and smoothly stage virtual desktop infrastructure deployments, and avoid pitfalls associated with latency, scalability, storage, and networking. Whether you’re an architect, system administrator, or virtualization consultant, this guide’s proven techniques can help you dramatically improve IT productivity as you build environments that are far more flexible and easier to manage.

VMware Horizon View 5.3 Design Patterns and Best Practices

Author: Jason Ventresco

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178217155X

Category: Computers

Page: 124

View: 507

This is an easy-to-follow guide that introduces the user to a variety of diverse topics that are instrumental to designing and implementing Horizon View, which should help the reader make an informed decision that best serves the needs of their organization. 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.

Citrix XenDesktop Implementation

A Practical Guide for IT Professionals

Author: Gareth R. James

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781597495837

Category: Computers

Page: 484

View: 2988

Citrix XenDesktop Implementation explores the implementation of Citrix XenDesktop, a virtual desktop infrastructure solution. After introducing the desktop virtualization, the book discusses the installation of a desktop delivery controller through advanced XenDesktop Client Settings. This book briefly discusses the work of desktop delivery controller mechanisms followed by its installation process, integration process of XenDesktop with Microsoft Active Directory, and the configuration of the desktop delivery controller. It then examines the process of installing the virtual desktop onto the server infrastructure, and it follows the installation and integration onto Xen Server, Hyper-V, and VMware hypervisors. Furthermore, it discusses the advanced configuration settings. The book covers the installation of the Citrix Provisioning Server and its fundamental configuration. It also explores the configuration of Citrix XenApp for Application provisioning, the integration of virtual applications, and the implementation of virtual profiles into the virtual desktop. The book concludes by explaining the advanced XenDesktop client settings on audio, video, and peripherals. Ideal one-stop handbook for implementing a Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop solution Includes all technical details required for you to evaluate how Citrix XenDesktop would integrate into your existing environment Covers integration with VMware ESX/vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V including System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Citrix XenServer

VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook

Author: Daniel Langenhan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393703

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 1888

If you are a VMware administrator who is interested in automating your infrastructure, this book is for you. An understanding of basic programming concepts is advised. No previous knowledge of Orchestrator is required, although some previous knowledge of it will allow you to get started more easily.

VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Automating vSphere Administration

Author: Luc Dekens,Jonathan Medd,Glenn Sizemore,Brian Graf,Andrew Sullivan,Matt Boren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118925130

Category: Computers

Page: 984

View: 9576

Master vSphere automation with this comprehensive reference VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference, Automating vSphere Administration, 2nd Edition is a one-stop solution for vSphere automation. Fully updated to align with the latest vSphere and PowerCLI release, this detailed guide shows you how to get the most out of PowerCLI's handy cmdlets using real-world examples and a practical, task-based approach. You'll learn how to store, access, update, back up, and secure massive amounts of data quickly through the power of virtualization automation, and you'll get acquainted with PowerCLI as you learn how to automate management, monitoring, and life-cycle operations for vSphere. Coverage includes areas like the PowerCLI SDK, SRM, vCOPS, and vCloud Air. Plus guidance toward scheduling and viewing automation, using DevOps methodology and structured testing and source control of your PowerCLI scripts. Clear language and detailed explanations make this reference the manual you've been looking for. This book is your complete reference for managing vSphere in a Windows environment, with expert instruction and real-world application. Automate vCenter Server deployment and configuration Create and configure virtual machines, and utilize vApps Monitor, audit, and report the status of your vSphere environment Secure, back up, and restore your virtual machines Work with other vSphere components from your PowerCLI scripts Take control of your PowerCLI scripts through versioning and structured testing Don't spend another day slogging through routine systems management — automate it, with this invaluable guide.

VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Author: Jason Langone,Andre Leibovici

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849681139

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 7122

A complete guide to planning and designing solutions based on VMware View 5.

VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials

Author: Peter Björk

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849686297

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 2356

This book is written in practical tutorial style and it offers learning through vivid examples and. Each chapter contains step-by-step instructions about everything necessary to execute a particular task. The book is designed so that you can read it from start to end for beginners or just open up any chapter and start following the recipes as a reference for advanced users, This book will be useful to developers, System admins and consultants who want to install and manage a virtualized app environment using VMware ThinApp 4.7.

Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN)

Administrator's Guide to VMware Virtual SAN

Author: Cormac Hogan,Duncan Epping

Publisher: VMWare Press

ISBN: 0134510305

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 9128

Plan, implement, and manage VMware’s radically simple, enterprise-class software-defined storage platform VMware’s Virtual SAN has rapidly proven itself in environments ranging from hospitals to oil rigs to e-commerce platforms. Along the way, it has matured to offer unsurpassed features for data integrity, availability, and space efficiency. Virtual SAN 6.x makes all-flash storage practical for even more use cases, while radically simplifying IT operations and supporting the transition to hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI). Now, the authors of Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN) have thoroughly updated their definitive guide to this transformative technology. Writing for vSphere administrators, architects, and consultants, Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping explain what Virtual SAN is, how it has evolved, what it now offers, and how to gain maximum value from it. Hogan and Epping draw on unsurpassed experience shaping Virtual SAN and helping VMware customers deploy it. They offer expert insight into preparation, installation, configuration, policies, provisioning, clusters, and more. You’ll also find practical guidance for using its new Health and Performance Services to gain end-to-end visibility into infrastructure and resource consumption. Both an up-to-the-minute reference and hands-on tutorial, Essential Virtual SAN, Second Edition uses realistic examples to demonstrate the immense power of Virtual SAN 6.x. You’ll learn all you need to successfully plan and deploy the newest versions, and operate them smoothly and efficiently. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Understanding the goals and concepts of Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN Meeting updated requirements for safe Virtual SAN 6.x implementation Architecting, installing, and configuring Virtual SAN for your unique environment Simplifying deployment with VM storage policies and provisioning Controlling availability, performance, and reliability Efficiently managing and maintaining Virtual SAN Providing resiliency and scale-out storage functionality Designing and sizing clusters (with examples) Using stretched clusters to address rigorous downtime requirements Applying valuable new features such as deduplication, compression, checksums, and encryption Using Health and Performance Services to troubleshoot hardware, configurations, and performance