Deploying Published Desktops and Applications

In the last post, I configured the desktop-based pool and now I will show you how to set up a session-based pool to provide desktop sessions and deliver applications to many users. Horizon uses Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to provide desktop and application sessions to users. Horizon 8 Series: Create RDS Farm To deploy published applications and desktops, the following […]

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Deploy an Instant-Clone Desktop Pool

In the last post, I configured the Horizon Connection Server and it is ready to publish and deploy new desktops. In this post, I’ll walk through deploying a windows 11 desktop pool. Horizon 8 Series: When we talk about a virtual desktop infrastructure, there are usually two ways to provide a desktop to a user: either you provide a single virtual […]

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Horizon Initial Configuration

In the last post, I installed Horizon Connection Server and now I want to configure the Connection Server to be able to create pools of desktops and RDSH-published applications. This configuration includes the following tasks: Horizon 8 Series: Creating appropriate domain users and OUs 1- Log in to the Active Directory and open Active Directory Users and Computers from Server Manager. […]

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Install Horizon Connection Server

In this step, you have to fulfill some requirements to be able to install the Connection Server. If you already have an Active Directory or a SQL Server, you can skip installing a new one. One design principle is to eliminate a single point of failure, however, since this is a lab environment, we are not considering this at the […]

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VMware Horizon 8 (2209) Installation Guide

Since I am preparing myself for a new virtual desktop experience and on the other hand, I have not dealt with this product for two years professionally, I thought it would be useful to document and publish each step I take in installing a complete Virtual Desktop Infrastructure based on Horizon 8. Each post contains a summary of the solution […]

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Horizon View 7 – Creating a Desktop Template

Horizon view uses a virtual machine template as the basis of the pool whatever it is linked pool or instance pool. With an automated desktop pool that contains full virtual machines, you create a virtual machine template and Horizon 7 uses that template to create virtual machines in vCenter Server for each desktop. I will spend more on this post […]

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Horizon View 7 – Configure Event Database

The event database stores information about horizon view events in a database. You create an event database by adding it to an existing database server and then configure horizon view to use this database for storing events. Add a Database and Database User for View Events If you are not familiar with the procedure to create databases on Microsoft SQL […]

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Horizon View 7 – Configure Certificate For Connection Server

For Horizon View it is recommended that you configure your VMware View Horizon Servers with a signed SSL certificate. After you enter the URL of view horizon administrator to log in, you will see the following error in the address bar that is related to the certificate. In this post, we will discuss how to assign a proper certificate to […]

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Horizon View 7 – Install Horizon Connection Server

The Connection Server acts as a broker for client connections by authenticating and directing incoming user desktop requests. When you install the Connection Server, the Horizon Administrator is installed as well. The Horizon Administrator is the web-based interface for the management, provisioning, and deployment of virtual desktops. As an administrator, you can centrally manage thousands of virtual desktops from a […]

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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 […]

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