Vmware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

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Packt Publishing, Limited, 2012 - Computers - 264 pages
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A complete guide to planning and designing solutions based on VMware View 5

Written by VMware experts Jason Langone and Andre Leibovici, this book is a complete guide to planning and designing a solution based on VMware View 5. Secure your Visual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by having firewalls, antivirus, virtual enclaves, USB redirection and filtering and smart card authentication. Analyze the strategies and techniques used to migrate a user population from a physical desktop environment to a virtual desktop solution. A learn-by-example based approach that focuses on key concepts to provide the foundation to solve real world problems

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VMware View is a desktop virtualization solution that helps organizations automate desktop and application management, reduce costs, and increase data security through centralization of the desktop environment.

Written by VMware experts Jason Langone and Andre Leibovici, this book is meant as a guide for architects, solution providers, consultants, engineers and anyone planning to design and implement a solution based on VMware View 5. This book will pull information and expertise from real world scenarios so as to maximize practical learning. It will explain the settings and configurations needed to have a successful desktop virtualization solution as well as the 'why' behind the decisions

This book is not meant to replace the official Administration or Installation Guides for VMware View or ThinApp published by the great people at VMware. The material in this book should be used during the design phase, which is before an implementation is underway. All components of a VMware View solution will be covered.

This book uses case studies from the real world including:

Hotel Kiosk: VDI solution used in a hotel lobby to provide basic connectivity to its guests Federal agency with classified and unclassified information: VDI used to allow analysts to securely connect to both a classified and unclassified network from the same device Remote Office: VDI used to provide connectivity to offshore developers Out-of-band Scientist: VDI used to provide a secure desktop environment to scientists fighting disease in remote locales

What you will learn from this book

Analyse the strategies and techniques used to migrate a user population from a physical desktop environment to a virtual desktop solutionDecide whether to use persistent or non-persistent vDesktops, which impacts many areas of the overall VDI including storage, desktop pools and managementUnderstand how end devices such as thick client, thin client, zero clients and other devices, such as the Apple iPad, are supported by VMware ViewCorrectly size the VDI and avoid slow logons, poor PCoIP performance, authentication errors, random failures, and moreAnalyse all of the potential points of failure within a VDI and provide redundancy for each componentEffectively plan the storage design for your VDIEnsure regular backups are taken to ensure a quick recovery in times of failureUnderstand various VDI design considerations for disaster recovery

Approach

This book will pull information and expertise from real world scenarios so as to maximize practical learning. It will explain the settings and configurations needed to have a successful desktop virtualization solution as well as the 'why' behind the decisions.

Who this book is written for

This book is meant as a guide for architects, solution providers, consultants, engineers and anyone planning to design and implement a solution based on VMware View 5.

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About the author (2012)

Jason Langone (@langonej) has been involved in VMware solutions for over seven years and has designed and implemented solutions around the world. Langone has a long history of designing VMware-based tools (for example, V-Moses and ESX Recovery Center), as well as designing robust solutions for enterprise customers. Langone spoke at VMWorld 2006 and won a VMware Vanguard Award in 2007 for Best DR Solution. He is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX), a VMware vExpert, and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP). In addition, Langone has been involved in some of the largest VDI deployments from the Middle East to deployable solutions in the US. Langone maintains a blog dedicated to virtualization and cloud computing at www.ThinkVIRT.com



Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) is a leading expert in the current area of virtualization and End User Computing and maintains an award-winning and world-recognized blog. For the last 10 years, his passion and dedication around virtualization and End User Computing has helped many organizations while working for VMware Professional Services, EMC Virtualization Team (vSpecialists), and through creating professional blogging resources. His expertise is backed by more than 20 years industry experience managing IT infrastructures for large organizations. Andre's blog http://myvirtualcloud.net is recognized as one of the industry leading technical VDI blogs with more than 1.5 million views every month. Based on his field experience, he developed a number of free tools to help beginners and advanced architects to appropriately size and architect VDI solutions. Those tools include the VMware View Online Calculator, the XenDesktop Online Calculator, and the Display Protocol Online Calculator. His passion for End User Computing led him to find the APAC Virtualization Podcast and speak at conferences such as the Brazil vForum 2011, Las Vegas VMworld 2011, and the Sydney vForum 2010. Due to his creativity and accomplishments, he received the VMware Virtual Desktop Ingenuity Award 2009 and was recognized as vExpert recipient award for two consecutive years.Degree qualified, Andre also holds VCP 5, VCAP4-DCA, VCAP4-DCD, VCP4-DT, ITIL V3, EMCCA, EMCDCA, and MCSE certifications. He is currently helping to shape the future of End User Computing by working at VMware as an architect in the Office of the CTO and enjoying his work.


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