VMware Horizon Suite: Building End-User Services

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VMWare Press, Jun 17, 2014 - Computers - 456 pages

VMwareŽ 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


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Chapter 1 The New EndUser Model
Chapter 2 VMware View Architecture
Chapter 3 VMware Workspace Architecture
Chapter 4 VMware View Implementation
Chapter 5 VMware Workspace Implementation
Chapter 6 Integrating VMware View and Workspace
Chapter 7 View Operations and Management
Chapter 8 VMware Workspace Operations
Chapter 9 VMware Horizon Mirage
Chapter 10 Multimedia
Chapter 11 Integrating Lync and VMware View
Chapter 12 Performance and Monitoring of VMware Horizon
A Design Questionnaire Worksheet
VMware View Network Ports

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About the author (2014)

Stephane Asselin, with his 22 years of experience in IT, is an architect in the End-User Computing business unit at VMware. In his recent role, he had national responsibility for Canada for EUC planning, designing, and implementing virtual infrastructure solutions and all processes involved. At VMware, Stephane has worked on EUC presales activities, internal IP, and he has worked as a technical specialist lead on beta programs. He has also done work as a subject matter expert for Horizon Workspace, View, Mirage, vCenter Operations Manager, and ThinApp projects. Previously, he was with Computer Associates as a senior systems engineer, where he worked on enterprise monitoring presales activities and as a technical specialist. As a senior consultant at Microsoft, he was responsible for the plan, design, and implementation of Microsoft solutions within major provincial and federal government, financial, education, and telcos.

In his current role in the EUC business unit at VMware, he’s one of the resources developing enablement materials for all products of the Horizon Suite and technical documentation for training. Knowledge transfer to customers is a key element of his current role. Stephane has co-produced whitepapers such as “VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture” and “Horizon Workspace Reference Architecture.” In addition, he runs the popular website myeuc.net.

Paul O’Doherty works for the CTO office of OnX enterprise solutions as a cloud solutions and EUC specialist, specializing in the architecture and delivery of cloud-based infrastructure and end-user services. Paul has written several books, including VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop, released by VMware Press. Prior to that, Paul spent 10 years as the managing principal consultant at Gibraltar Solutions architecting and delivering end-user computer and virtualization environments in Fortune 500 companies involving VMware, VMware View, Citrix XenApp, and XenDesktop technologies. Paul has a broad range of infrastructure experience and has achieved numerous industry certifications, such as VCP, CCEA, MCITP, and RCSP, and is recognized as a VMware vExpert. In addition, Paul maintains a popular blog at http://virtualguru.org and has contributed to sites such as http://virtualization.info and is reoccurring speaker at VMUG sessions and other technical conferences.

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