Horizon View 7 – Install View Composer (Linked Clone)

As I explained here view composer is a component which is responsible for creating linked clone pools from a specified virtual machine template. We have different types of desktop pools in horizon view and I will describe them in another post. To use view composer, you need to create a database and a data source name (DSN) to store view composer data and then install view composer. The View Composer service does not include a database, view composer requires an SQL database to store data. Add a View Composer Database to SQL Server On the SQL server, select Start >…

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Horizon View 7 – Prepare Active Directory

Horizon 7 uses Active Directory to authentication and management users and computers. You have to the following task to  prepare Active Directory for use with Horizon 7 Creating an OU for Remote Desktops Creating Groups for Users and Admins Creating a User Account for vCenter Server Create a User Account for View Composer AD Operations Create a User Account for Instant-Clone Operations … Domain functional level should be 2008 and above. Let us start by opening active directory users and group console in windows server. Create an OU for remote desktops Like a non-VDI environment, you need different OU to…

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Introduction of Horizon View

Today I’m going to talk about the first part of VMware horizon series. Before I go through horizon I’d like to turn your attention to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and discuss virtual desktop infrastructure briefly and then point out to the VMware Horizon. VDI is software technology which offers users a virtualized version of the desktop interface while the user desktop runs and process inside a virtual machine that lives on a server in the datacenter. The user desktop is delivered over a network to an endpoint device such as Laptop, PC, Tablet and etc. which allows the user to…

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VMware Horizon 7

Horizon View is a VMware solution for virtual desktop infrastructure to securely deliver Windows, Linux and cloud-hosted desktops and applications to users. In this series, we want to talk about, what is horizon view,  how to install, configure and maintain horizon view 7 in your environment. We will discuss all details and describe best practice based on different environment and situation. Here, you have access to all the part of this series, Feel free to guide me in these series to make a complete tutorial together. I will be going through the installation of Horizon View 7.3 and then we…

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