Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 5: Pool configuration

20151023 - 1So 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

Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 4: Configuring the RDS hosts

20151023 - 1In part 3 we configured the templates that will be used by our desktops pools. In this part I demonstrate how to provision the RDS hosts that will provide applications to remote users without the need for a full desktop. I will also install the applications ready for them to be added to a View Application Farm. Continue reading

Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 2: Installing the Connection Servers and Composer

20151023 - 1In part 1 of this series, I outlined the design for implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure solution using VMware View. In this part, I demonstrate how to install and configure the VMware View Connection Server and View Composer in preparation for deploying virtual desktops. Continue reading

Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 1: Design

20151023 - 1In September 2015 VMware released version 6.2 of their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offering, Horizon View. View enables enterprises to virtualise their desktop estate, potentially saving thousands in hardware costs in the process. Other benefits, such as greater flexibility are also realised. Continue reading