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Horizon View Design resources

Getting Deeper with View Agent Direct-Connection [Video 23:35]

In this new 24 minute video VMware Senior Staff Engineer Mark Benson, describes View Agent Direct-Connection in  Horizon View 5.3. VADC allows any View Client to connect to a View desktop without using a View Connection Server. This can be ...
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Recent Videos: Horizon View Offline Demo 8:34

Ivan Talley, Systems Engineer, demonstrates Horizon View Offline showing ThinApp Configuration, how to add Pools, using SnapShot, Datastores, Rebalance and more.

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VMware End User Computing: What’s new in HTML Access with VMware Horizon View™ 5.3

When we first released HTML Access in March this year, the key use case we were aiming to enable revolved around what I call “transient access”. This basically means being able to access your Horizon View desktop from a device that you don’t own to quickl ...
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VDI Benchmarking Using View Planner on VMware Virtual SAN – Part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of the VDI/VSAN benchmarking blog series, we presented the VDI benchmark results on VSAN for 3-node, 5-node, 7-node, and 8-node cluster configurations. In this blog, we compare the VDI benchmarking performance of VSAN with an all flas ...
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VDI Benchmarking Using View Planner on VMware Virtual SAN – Part 2 (VROOM!)

In part 1, we presented the VDI benchmark results on VSAN for 3-node and 7-node configurations. In this blog, we update the results for 5-node and 8-node VSAN configurations and show how VSAN scales for these configurations. The View Planner benchmark wa ...
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VMware Horizon View 5.3 Available for Download

VMware Horizon View 5.3 is now available for download.

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Horizon View 5.3 Storage Optimization Features–Deep Dive

This post provides a detailed overview of the storage optimization features of Horizon View 5.3. Unbounded Storage Overcommit Policy Horizon View enables customers to select one or more datastores for storing their desktop virtual machines. For linked-c ...
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Amazon vs VMware, how VMware empowers the UX!

If you are an avid reader of my blog you will know that for the most part I don’t publish competitive analysis or talk about VMware competitors. However I feel that I need to give some attention to this subject and make you aware of the major end-user exp ...
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Release: VMware Horizon View Client for iOS 2.2

Today VMware released the new and gorgeous looking version 2.2 of the Horizon View Client for iOS.

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PernixData FVP accelerate your Horizon View deployment (myvirtualcloud.net)

I recently spent couple days testing PernixData FVP caching solution in my home lab. Before I talk about FVP let me talk about my home lab. My home lab is not very fancy if compared to some of my vExpert colleagues, especially since it’s three years old h ...
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VMware releases Network port diagram poster for Horizon View 5.2

VMware released a nice PDF file in poster format showing traffic flow between the components in a VMware Horizon View 5.2 infrastructure. So if you want to know which traffic flows from the View client to the Security Server, the View Agent or t ...
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New Horizon View poster available today!

Remember the immensely popular Network port diagram for vSphere 5.x we released back in July? Many of you got your hands on a physical copy at VMworld that we were handing out at the Social Support booth in the Hang Space. Today we make good on a promise ...
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ThinApp 5.0 support for View and Horizon (2063396)

Existing version of Horizon Workspace will work with ThinApp 5.0, 32 bit applications, but support for 64 bit applications will be available in future releases. Previous versions of Horizon View will work with ThinApp 5.0, 32 bit applications, but supp ...
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Moving Beyond IOPs for VDI (VMware End User Computing)

When it comes to desktop virtualization, one of the places you will end up spending a lot of your time is on storage planning and design. Given that 50%+ of the cost associated with most VDI deployments comes from storage—it’s definitely worth the time an ...
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Why doesn't VMware include "real" RDSH support in Horizon View

One of the things that's always bugged me about VMware is that their Horizon View product is VDI-only. Contrast that to Citrix XenDesktop which allows customers to use VDI, RDSH, desktop streaming, and the client hypervisor all in one product. (Well, mayb ...
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A Review of Horizon View 5.3 Limits and Maximums

Giving continuity to my Horizon View Limits and Maximums series (VMware View 4.0 | VMware View 5.0 | Horizon View 5.2) I am now releasing an updated version for Horizon View 5.3. As an administrator or architect you should always ensure yo ...
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Prediction: Desktone replaces Horizon View as VMware's on-premises VDI solution

Last week I wrote about VMware buying Desktone, which I believe was a good move. If nothing else it instantly thrusts VMware into a leadership position in the DaaS / cloud desktop space (whether it's real or perceived is irrelevant), and at the moment Cit ...
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New Large-Scale Horizon View Reference Architecture Paper!

A team of engineers and architects from VMware, EMC, VCE, and Login VSI recently completed a reference architecture project that focused on a large-scale deployment of VMware Horizon View 5.2. Our team focused on real-world test scenarios, realistic user ...
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