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Horizon Pod and Blocks

One key concept in a Horizon environment design is the use of pods and blocks, which gives us a repeatable and scalable approach. Horizon Pod A pod is made up of a group of interconnected Connection Servers that broker connections to desktops or published applications. A pod can broker up to 20,000 sessions (12,000 recommended),... Continue Reading →

Advanced Monitoring for Horizon with ControlUp

From version 8.1 and up, ControlUp allows VMware Horizon integration by monitoring and collecting metadata directly from the Horizon API. This allows ControlUp to display real-time Horizon-specific information. ControlUp's solution is a comprehensive monitoring, management, and remediation system that provides deep visibility into the real-time activity of servers, workstations, user sessions, and their applications. ControlUp... Continue Reading →

Upgrading to vRealize Operations 8.6

vRealize Operations 8.6 was GA on 12th Oct 2021 and I would consider this as a major release looking at the long list of new features and enhancements available. A public maintenance release of v8.6.2 was further released on 21st Dec 2021 which addresses some security vulnerabilities disclosed and also some performance issues. Below are... Continue Reading →

True SSO in a VMwareHorizon environment

To give a brief overview of Workspace ONE Access (Identity Manager) support of Horizon TrueSSO, True SSO provides a way to authenticate to Microsoft Windows, retaining all the users’ normal domain privileges, without requiring them to provide AD credentials. With True SSO, a user can log into Workspace ONE using any non-AD method (for example,... Continue Reading →

Upgrading to vRealize Operations 8.5

vRealize Operations 8.5 was GA on 8th July 2021 and is a minor release with some security updates and bugfixes. For features and capabilities available in vRealize operations 8.5, please refer to vRealize operations 8.4 documentation or Upgrading to vRealize operations 8.4 Important Note before planning for vROps upgrade: vRealize Application Remote Collector virtual appliance is deprecated and is no longer... Continue Reading →

vRealize Network Insight 6.3 Upgrade

vRealize Network Insight 6.3 general availability was announced on July 13th 2021. Key highlights of the release are as following - VMware Cloud : Introducing Support for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC.VMware Cloud on AWS - Configuration max alerts and trends related to networking and security. Ex. Firewall rules. 2. Platform Enhancements : Scale -... Continue Reading →

Upgrading to vRealize Operations 8.4

vRealize Operations 8.4 was released on  15th April, 2021 . This release is packed with lot of features and enhancements and provides deeper insight into metrics to give you even greater detail on what’s happening in your hybrid, cloud, public cloud, and VMware Cloud on AWS. Improved cost flow optimization, parity with VMware End Point... Continue Reading →

VMware Workspace ONE Access

Digital transformation is driving a shift in the way organizations operate. According to research, by granting workers greater access to the apps they prefer and need to do their jobs, empowered employees become more productive. They’re making decisions faster, collaborating better, and experiencing higher job satisfaction. IT needs to support these three things, the flexible... Continue Reading →

Upgrading to vRealize Operations 8.3

vRealize Operations 8.3 was released on  4th Feb, 2021 . This release which came in after just four months from the last release of vRealize Operations 8.2, has something for everyone including FIPS mode and 20-Second metrics for more granularity. Some of the key features available in vRealize Operations 8.3 are as listed below: Introducing... Continue Reading →

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