As an introduction to the technical advancements in Horizon 7.1, this video will review the technical and logical architecture of Horizon, as well as the main components.
Thursday, March 30. 2017
VMware vSphere virtual machine encryption (VM encryption) is a feature introduced in vSphere 6.5 to enable the encryption of virtual machines. VM encryption provides security to VMDK data by encrypting I/Os from a virtual machine (which has the VM encryption feature enabled) before it gets stored in the VMDK.
In this paper, VMware quantifies the impact of using VM encryption on a VM’s I/O performance as well as on some of the VM provisioning operations like VM clone, power-on, and snapshot creation. We show that, for most regular types of storage, like enterprise class SSD or vSAN, the impact on I/O performance is very minimal.
Wednesday, March 29. 2017
Ubuntu OVA for Horizon is a pre-packaged OVA built on Ubuntu that automates most of the customization and configuration needed for a Linux Desktop Template to be used in a VMware Horizon 7 or later environment.
Ubuntu Desktop is the perfect Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) alternative to Windows for VDI Admins who are looking to move away from a Windows-centric desktop delivery.
With an infrastructure utilizing VMware Horizon 7.0.3, this pre-packaged OVA aims to ease the setup and configuration of a Ubuntu Template VM. This OVA allows for two configurations:
GNOME Flashback (Metacity) – Official VMware Supported DE
MATE – UNofficial DE (Not supported by VMware for VDI)
Sunday, March 26. 2017
Mobility is critical to the workforce of today. Yet advancements in IT can challenge continued mobility: How can an organization support existing enterprise applications and new cloud and mobile applications while maintaining simple remote access for its end users?
Workspace ONE focuses on end-user application access while meeting IT’s changing enterprise security and management requirements.
Workspace ONE consists of VMware Identity Manager, the VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management service, and Workspace ONE mobile applications for Android, iOS, and Windows 10.
The Reviewer’s Guide for VMware Workspace ONE introduces you to Workspace ONE and how it fits into the VMware end-user-computing set of products. You learn about Workspace ONE architecture and components. The exercises walk you through a basic deployment scenario to evaluate some key features and capabilities of Workspace ONE. This guide focuses on a dedicated cloud-based deployment of Workspace ONE.