Earlier this week I created a tenant in HobbitCloud for a friend with his own development company. He needs to leverage the power of Infrastructure-as-a-Service, but is unwilling to move to the public cloud for all his workloads just yet. However, now that HobbitCloud is accessible externally, it was clear I had to increase security. Continue reading
Late last year I worked on a vRealize Automation project for customer in the training industry. They required their users to be able to request a Horizon View desktop from the self-service catalog, and subject to approval, one is provisioned. This week I wanted to replicate this in the lab as a full Desktop-as-a-Service model. Continue reading
With the advent of Office 365 and a raft of SaaS applications now available, I’ve been a big fan of Linux on the desktop for quite a while. Customers are no longer forced to use Windows unless they choose to – other options are available. In this session we learn more about the exciting opportunities available with Linux in the EUC space. Continue reading
In my final part in my series on Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 I showed how to deploy the View Access Point using ovftool. However, thanks to Chris Halstead there is an easier way. He has developed a tool to take the pain out of the deployment. Continue reading
Today VMware Labs released a new version of the Horizon Toolbox 2. This is a useful add-on which extends the management capabilities of any existing VMware View implementation. If you administer a VDI installation on a daily basis then I’m sure you’ll find a number of its features useful. Continue reading
So far in the series we have installed our View Connection Servers and provisioned both desktops and applications. In this part we introduce load-balancing to ensure our requests for resources are equally distributed, and that in the event a Connection Server fails, we can still provision resources to our users.
So far in the series we have installed the VMware View Connections Servers and Composer, and built two RDSH servers, all in preparation for deploying our virtual desktops. In this part I show how to configure the desktop pools to provision full desktops, linked clones, and applications to remote users. Continue reading