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Vmware Horizon Suite: Building End-User Services (Vmware Press Technology)by Stephane Asselin
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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.
• 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
This is today's only single-source guide to planning, configuring, and implementing VMware Horizon View and seamlessly integrating it into VMware Horizon Suite. Its deep, up-to-date technical content addresses everything you need to consider, from end-user experience changes to support considerations, helping you create a comprehensive solution for providing whatever services your end-users need.
Based on the authors' real-world experience deploying virtual desktop technology in many fast-paced, demanding environments, this edition has been fully updated to reflect the new VMware Horizon View release (including VMware Horizon Mirage). It has been designed to help you deal with both current end user challenges through a traditional virtual desktop model, and to deliver applications through the tablet devices that will increasingly dominate the market. Coverage includes:
Equally valuable as a tutorial and a reference, this guide contains step-by-step configuration examples, as well as sample scenarios helping you choose the right technology based on your end users' specific service requirements.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
1. The New End User Service Model
2. VMware Horizon View Architecture
3. VMware Horizon Suite
4. VMware Horizon View Implementation
5. VMware Horizon Suite Implementation
6. Integrating View and VMware Horizon Suite
7. View Operations
8. VMware Horizon Suite Operations
9. VMware Horizon Mirage
11. Integrating Lync and VMware Horizon View
12. Performance and Monitoring of VMware Horizon Suite
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