VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

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by Jason Langone, Andre Leibovici
     
 

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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions 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

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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions 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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849681124
Publisher:
Packt Publishing
Publication date:
06/06/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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Boudville More than 1 year ago
The authors make an offhand, throwaway remark about ESX being a former term for vSphere, like it was a long time ago. Yikes! Doesn't seem that distant when ESX was the only term. Well, the current text demonstrates the progress made in virtualisation at the desktop level, aka. VDI. There are various 'moving' parts to this, especially to hook to the back end. Part of the task for the reader is to understand how these all work together. You can quickly see that VMware has provided several very useful abilities for the administrator. Like being able to take a snapshot of a specific virtual machine. And you can do several of these. Giving rise to another object, defined as a linked clone. The practical effect is to let you tweak the configuration of a base virtual machine into different snapshots. Assuming of course enough disk and memory. For protection, you can even designate a virtual machine as read only, which is termed a template. Crafty things have also been done so that if a virtual machine has a virtual disk of some size, eg. 20 Gb, then it might be actually granted only 5 Gb on a real disk. Like lazy loading at run time, if you are familiar with the term. This way, a virtual disk will only expand on actual need. Hence you can pack several such virtual disks of different virtual machines onto a single real disk. But the book is more than just explaining the software. An entire chapter is devoted to detailing questions to be put to users and managers, when planning a new configuration of virtual machines. These range from checking if there is a current Microsoft desktop licence to whether VoIP will be needed. This particular chapter aims at removing much of the fuzzy stuff about planning. The level of discussion and metrics to be measured can greatly reduce the setup risk.