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Implementing Vmware Horizon View 5.2 [Paperback]

Jason Ventresco

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17 May 2013

A practical guide to designing, implementing, and administrating an optimized Virtual Desktop solution with VMware Horizon View

Overview

  • Detailed description of the deployment and administration of the VMware Horizon View suite
  • Learn how to determine the resources your virtual desktops will require
  • Design your desktop solution to avoid potential problems, and ensure minimal loss of time in the later stages

In Detail

VMware Horizon View helps you simplify desktop and application management while increasing security and control. This book will introduce you to all of the components of the VMware Horizon View suite, walk you through their deployment, and show how they are used. We will also discuss how to assess your virtual desktop resource requirements, and build an optimized virtual desktop.

"Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2" will provide you the information needed to deploy and administer your own end-user computing infrastructure. This includes not only the View components themselves, but key topics such as assessing virtual desktop resource needs, and how to optimize your virtual desktop master image.

You will learn how to design and deploy a performant, flexible and powerful desktop virtualization solution using VMware Horizon View. You will implement important components and features, such as VMware View Connection Server, VMware View Composer, VMware View Transfer Server, and VMware View Security Server.

"Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2" will take you through application virtualization with VMware ThinApp, the implementation of Persona Management, and creation of Desktop Pools. We then cover View Client options, Desktop maintenance, and Virtual Desktop Master Image. Finally we discuss View SSL certificates management, Group Policies, PowerCLI, and VMware View Design and Maintenance to help you get the most out of VMware View.

If you want to learn how to design, implement and administrate a complex, optimized desktop virtualization solution with VMware View, then this book is for you.

What you will learn from this book

  • Assess your Horizon View infrastructure requirements and how to determine your virtual desktop resource requirements
  • Deploy and administer Horizon View Connection, Security, Transfer, and Composer Servers
  • Package applications with ThinApp
  • Implement Horizon View Persona Management
  • Perform ongoing maintenance of Horizon View desktops
  • Best techniques to use when creating a virtual desktop master image
  • Replace the default Horizon View SSL certificates with your own
  • Customize Horizon View settings using the included group policy templates
  • Perform administrative tasks using the View PowerShell commandlets
  • Best practices and tips that will ensure a smooth installation process

Approach

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.

Who this book is written for

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.


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Jason Ventresco

Jason Ventresco is a 13-year veteran of the IT field, currently working for EMC2 as a Principal Solutions Engineer. In that role he architects, builds, and tests the latest end user computing solutions to validate their performance and provide guidance to EMC2 customers and partners. Jason has previously worked as a member of the Global Infrastructure team for FHI 360 and as an IT consultant for WorkSmart and Xerox Global Services.

Jason lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Christine and daughter Amanda. He holds two degrees, a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. He holds many certifications, some of which include VCAP-DTD, VCP5-DT, VCP, CISSP, EMCCA, and MCITP for Server 2008 and Exchange 2010. In his free time, he likes to travel and attend Carolina Hurricanes hockey and Durham Bulls baseball games.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was looking for. 27 Aug 2013
By RalphieKay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm really bored with a KB like writing. This one is just like reading a book written by a cyborg. I understand, it has to be technical and drawn to the subject, but .. it wasn't much fun. Plus, there's ton of typos in the kindle version; very annoying. But, it's the only administration focused book about Horizon View right now, so it's not like you have much choice... I mean, you can always go look at the official documentation... for free.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for those looking to learn about VMware Horizon View 1 July 2013
By Jonathan Frappier - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The author starts the book with some very good benefits of desktop virtualization, above and beyond those many server administrators already know from their server virtualization projects. The chapters are broken down to focus on specific components needed in your View environment such as Connection (Chapter 2), Transfer (4) and Security (5) servers. My review comes from the perspective of being a server administrator for most of my career, having only setup View in lab or POC environments.

Using Chapter 1 and 2 as an example, the book does a very good job of giving a high level overview of the components and infrastructure requirements. I very much appreciate how the author also looks at and explains external factors that may require 3rd party solutions to implement - something you may not find in a book directly from a vendor. For example, one of my favorite parts of Chapter 1 is the in-depth example of how to use Windows Performance Monitor to capture statistics from a reference machine to help in understanding sizing requirements for your specific needs; yes even Chapter 1 normally reserved for boring introductions is worth reading. In chapter 2 the author reviews load balancing considerations for your View connection server. The chapters that follow use a similar format and are full of great information and examples.

I believe this book is an excellent resource for anyone considering a virtual desktop (VDI) deployment project or those who want a better understanding of the topic. The examples in the book are both concise and relevant and the author has a very good flow from one subject to the next. There is enough technical detail to be well versed in requirements, setup and support for VMware View 5.2.
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