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Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware Horizon version 7.8 was released on March 2019, with a lot of new features, and now VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon 7: version 7.9, and of course the new other components, like ew Horizon Client 5.1. VMware Horizon 7.9 provides the several new features and enhancements in different infrastructural components as well described in the product release notes.

Reading Time: 6 minutes VMware Horizon version 7.7 was released on December 2018, with a lot of new features, and now VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon: version 7.8 has several improvements as documented in the release notes. Definitely VDI is not dead, and maybe 2019 it’s not the year of VDI… just because each year is an important year for VDI and EUC. Note that not only Horizon 7 version 7.8 has been released, but also VMware Horizon Client 5.0, VMware ThinApp 5.2.5, VMware User Environment Manager 9.7.0, VMware App Volumes 2.16 and Client Agent […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the last Veeam Community Forums Digest newsletter there is an interesting note about possible performance issues in VMware vSphere backup based on hot-add transport mode. VMware has confirmed that the increased Hot Add times experienced by some Veeam customers who have installed Veeam Backup & Replication Update 3a and the reason is the latest Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) 6.5 version used in U3a to support also vSphere 6.5 Update 2.

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware Horizon Client communicates with the View server, which acts as a broker between the client device and remote desktops and published applications. You enter credentials into Horizon Client, the server authenticates your credentials, and then the server finds the remote desktops and published applications that you are entitled to use. Also if you can use VMware Blast to access your virtual desktop or published applications, a client is usually preferrable to have full features.

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon: version 7.4 has several improvements as documented in the release notes. Some improvements are related to the connection servers:

Reading Time: 5 minutes Starting with VMware Horizon 7 it’s possible to choose two different way to deliver space optimized desktop pools: using VMware Composer and Linked Clones technology (existing from several years) or use the new Instant Clones technology (introduced with vSphere 6.0). Similar to View Composer linked clones, instant clones share a virtual disk of a parent VM and therefore consume less storage than full VMs. In addition, instant clones share the memory of a parent VM. Instant clones are created using the vmFork technology. An Instant Clone desktop pool has the following key characteristics:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Using VMware View was possible set specific shortcuts using the View client CLI in order to automatically open a specific virtual desktop. The CLI has not changed (at least not so much) in the recent Horizon View Client, but starting from version 3.0 there are also new options. The old approach was build a Windows shortcut like this one:

Reading Time: 5 minutes End User Computing (EUC) scenario has change in the last year… not one single killer application for all cases, but multiple Technologies for different user cases or customers needs. Does not make sense say that this could be the year of VDI… VDI is growing but will never been a killer application… just one solution with its market segment. But there are also Apps and RemoteApps, DaaS, FLEX, Mobile, Managed desktop/laptop, and lot of other solutions! VMware still consider the EUC a main pillar, but its proposition has been modified to cover the new scenarios. VMware […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve got the opportunity to read one new book about the Horizon View solution: VMware Horizon View Essentials from Peter von Oven (the co-author of other VMware Horizon books, like VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials). This book is not from VMware Press, but from a different editor, that is Packt Publishing and has several interesting books (really a lot on virtualization and still growing) and actually has several interesting authors (and reviewers) for those books from the VMware’s community. The Packt’s Essentials series has a specific learning pathway and level: fast paced, concentrated introductions showing the quickest […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware has announced and released Horizon for View 6.0 several months ago. I’ve already discussed about the news of this product (remote apps and app pools is probably one of the most evident). The upgrade procedure is almost similar with previous procedures (see upgrade to View 5.3 or View 5.2) and it’s well document in the official Horizon View 6.0 upgrades guide. Remember to check first the compatibility guide (and verify with version of vSphere could be used) and finally to upgrade also the AD GPO templates.

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