Sep 01

Getting Started with Horizon vCenter Orchestrator Plug In

Overview

This session discusses how the Horizon vCenter Orchestrator plugin scales the value of Horizon for our customers and partners by enabling automation, self-service by request and approval, and scalable administration across multi-tenant or highly distributed environments. We’ll cover an introduction of the architecture and system requirements, the primary use cases, and walk through the initial configuration steps with some show-n-tell for end users and administrators.
Speaker: Aaron Black, End User Computing Product Line Manager

Rating: 5/5


Sep 01

VMware Horizon 6 Integration with Virtual SAN

In this session we will cover Horizon 6 integration points with Virtual SAN as well as the ease, streamline management and implementation capabilities for virtual desktop infrastructures.
Speaker: Rawlinson Rivera, Sr Technical Marketing Architect

Rating: 5/5


Sep 01

Workspace Portal Deployment Best Practices

The Workspace best practices and architecture session details how to deploy Workspace, best-practices from customer deployments, what to avoid and how to architect for scale.

Speaker: Rasmus Jensen, VMware End User Computing Architect

Rating: 5/5


Sep 01

VMware Image Management Architecture Guide with Mirage

This session covers the core architecture principles to design a centralized image management solution for physical, virtual, and BYO devices. We’ll review design methodology, sizing and scalability, and integration with Horizon.
Speaker: Stephane Asselin, End User Computing Architect

Rating: 5/5


Sep 01

VMware Horizon 6 Bootcamp

In this bootcamp series, we show you how to get started and successfully roll out and deploy your virtual desktops and applications. We have sessions covering deployment best practices from the multiple components that make up VMware Horizon.

These bootcamps include:

Desktop and Applications Virtualization Best Practices
Image Management Architecture Guide with Mirage
Workspace Portal Deployment Best Practices
Horizon 6 Integration with Virtual SAN
Getting Started with Horizon vCenter Orchestrator Plug In
High-Performance Graphics for VDI with NVIDIA GRID vGPU

At the end of this video bootcamp, you will have a good understanding of the VMware Horizon solution.

Rating: 5/5


Sep 01

VMware Desktop and Applications Virtualization Best Practices

This session includes an overview of the new features in Horizon 6, deployments best practices, conducting assessments, and how to define use cases.
Speaker: Jim Yanik, End User Computing Architect

Rating: 5/5


Aug 31

New Horizon 6 Reference Architecture Highlights App Volumes and Virtual SAN

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Jessica Flohr By Donal Geary, Desktop Virtualization Reference Architecture Engineer, VMware Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware

Hardly a day goes by without somebody asking how to deploy App Volumes or take advantage of Virtual SAN on View virtual desktops in VMware Horizon 6. This new VMware Horizon 6 with App Volumes and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture provides the answers.
Based on the proven approach of modular pod and block design principles, this validated architecture offers a standard, repeatable, scalable design that IT architects, consultants, and administrators can adapt to their own requirements and environments.

Embedded mode vCenter Server 6

New Horizon 6 Reference Architecture Highlights

The reference environment and hardware configuration were both subjected to rigorous performance benchmarking, workload simulation, and operations testing.

Wherever possible, this reference architecture offers alternate ways to answer customer needs. For instance, Horizon 6 provides end users with access to all their desktops and applications through a single, unified workspace, whether they connect to their View desktops directly or use RDSH to connect to a desktop session. Similarly, RDSH application remoting and App Volumes AppStacks and writable volumes provide different methods for delivering applications. These alternatives and many more are supported by Virtual SAN.

Embedded mode vCenter Server 6

New Horizon 6 Reference Architecture Highlights

Test results support the following conclusions:

  • App Volumes improved the desktop consolidation ratio and reduced CPU and memory usage while providing satisfactory or better end-user experience.
  • Storage provisioning and management required little effort, and performance was excellent, with low latency from Virtual SAN, even under heavy load.
  • Desktop maintenance, storage provisioning and management, and application delivery and patching required only minimal time and effort from one administrator for this large deployment.

The bottom line is that the VMware Horizon 6 with App Volumes and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture shows how a deployment for 960 users on 700 linked-clone View desktops and 260 RDSH sessions can provide performance equivalent to high-end physical computers.

Download

The book can be found here VMware Horizon 6 with App Volumes and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture.

Rating: 5/5


Jul 14

NSX Horizon Quick Tour

1st in our 5 part series on VMware NSX with Horizon

Rating: 5/5


Jul 13

VMware Horizon View Toolbox Instructions

Explore the VMware Horizon 6 Toolbox Auditing and Remote Assistance Capabilities

VMware Horizon Toolbox is a Web portal that acts as an extension to View Administrator in View virtual desktops in VMware Horizon™ 6. With the Horizon Toolbox, you can determine the correct system size and load for View Connection Server, locate each user’s login and logout times, and find out how many endpoints are using which clients, for example, iOS, Android, Windows, or OS X. Use the VMware Horizon Toolbox Web portal to address auditing and management assistance issues.
If you have VMware Horizon® Enterprise Edition with VMware vRealize™ Operations for Horizon, you can already audit sessions and usage. If you have Horizon View Standard Edition or Horizon Advanced Edition (which do not contain vRealize Operations for Horizon), you can use the Horizon Toolbox to audit sessions and usage. Horizon Toolbox has some additional functionality that vRealize Operations for Horizon does not provide:
  • Client (device) auditing
  • Snapshot auditing
  • Remote assistance

Auditing Sessions

Auditing Sessions


Auditing Users Usage

Auditing Users Usages


Auditing Snapshots

Auditing Snapshots


Auditing Clients

Auditing Clients

Downloading Horizon 6 Toolbox

Administrators who have deployed View virtual desktops in VMware Horizon 6 can now download the free Horizon Toolbox Web portal from VMware Labs. When you install Horizon Toolbox on the View Connection Server, you can access the Horizon Toolbox Web UI through the administrator account. The latest version of Horizon Toolbox is 1.5 and contains the auditing and remote assistance functions. Future development plans include policy management capabilities.

Rating: 5/5


Jul 03

VMware App Volumes Deployment Guide

This deployment guide presents a high-level overview of VMware App Volumes™. It describes App Volumes capabilities, architecture, and implementation requirements and addresses frequently asked high-level questions about deploying an App Volumes solution.

App Volumes Overview

App Volumes is a real-time application delivery and life cycle management tool. Enterprises can use App
Volumes to build real-time application delivery systems that ensure that applications are centrally managed.
Applications are delivered to desktops through virtual disks. There is no need to modify desktops or
applications themselves, and the App Volumes solution can be scaled out easily and cost-effectively, without compromising end-user experience.
App Volumes complements the VMware End-User Computing portfolio by integrating with existing VMware
Workspace™ Portal, application, and desktop solutions.

App Volumes

VMware End-User Computing Solutions

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The book can be found here VMware App Volumes Deployment Guide.

Rating: 5/5