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 →

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 →

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 →

VMware App Volumes 4

VMware App Volumes is a real-time application delivery system that enterprises can use to dynamically deliver and manage applications. Traditional Windows system - applications, settings, user’s profile, user data are tightly coupled with the OS, and the overall user experience—productivity, preferences, and licensing—is associated with a single system. App Volumes application model separates out IT... Continue Reading →

VMware Horizon Guest OS Optimization

Microsoft Windows is designed for physical hardware, specifically desktops, and for that hardware to be accessed by just one user at a time. A default installation of Microsoft Windows contains several configuration settings, components, and scheduled tasks that may not be required or are not desirable in a Horizon environment. Therefore, with virtual desktops, one-time... Continue Reading →

Profile Management Using Dynamic Environment Manager

In a Virtual, desktop Infrastructure, managing user profiles are one of the biggest challenges. These profiles may get corrupted or contain incorrect settings, which require the complete removal of the profile and reconfiguration of the user environment. This may require a lot of time and effort, resulting in decreased productivity and inconsistent user experience. Many... Continue Reading →

Migrating from Linked Clones to Instant Clones

With Horizon 8 (2006), linked clones are deprecated, which means they will be removed in Horizon's future version. Instant clones are also now available across all licensing editions of Horizon. This is a great time to migrate existing linked-clone pools to instant-clone pools. Instant Clone Technology – VMware Horizon® instant clones and View Composer linked clones are... Continue Reading →

Integrating AVI with Horizon

VMware Horizon provides no native method to load-balance client requests to Horizon Connection Servers. It is recommended that we implement some load-balancing solution to help balance the client connections across all the Horizon Connection Servers in our infrastructure. There are different options to perform load traffic management for components such as Unified Access Gateway, Horizon... Continue Reading →

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2006

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager provides end-users with a personalized and dynamic Windows desktop. Through VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, you can customize the desktop by providing access to IT resources based on the role, device, and location of the user. In this way, you can create a desktop that adapts to the specific needs of the... Continue Reading →

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