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VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials

Book Description

Use the workspace aggregator to get a unified Workspace that will help you do your job and deliver it to the device of your choice

In Detail

The Horizon suite is VMWare's end user solution suite. VMware Horizon Workspace allows administrators to virtualize operations systems, applications, and user data, and also delivers modern desktops to end users. VMware Horizon Workspace is a new type of solution that is commonly referred to as a "Workspace Aggregator? or ?Universal Services Broker?. It delivers a solution that provides end-users with a single point of access to their corporate data, applications, and other IT-resources as well as providing IT administrators with a single point of administration and management.

This guide will show you how to deliver a complete user environment based on their entitlement, their location, and the end point device they are connecting with. It will also show you how, from an IT administrator's perspective, everything can be managed from a single console.

This book starts by introducing the concepts behind Horizon Workspace, how they work, and how they map onto the everyday tasks faced by an IT administrator. It also covers the challenges a user faces in accessing the technology. It will then look in detail at the different features and functionality offered by Horizon Workspace in delivering against application brokering, data collaboration, and mobility. The book will take you through each one in detail, using illustrations and screenshots with the option to follow in real time to build out your own lab/pilot environment. You will also be guided through the product capabilities using step-by-step instructions and screenshots of each feature and how to implement it.

What You Will Learn

  • Design, install, and configure a Horizon Workspace infrastructure
  • Deploy a data collaboration platform and apply a policy on how data is shared internally and externally
  • Deliver a user's workspace to mobile devices such as Android and iOS
  • Manage the entire solution from a single management console
  • Integrate with existing systems and policies
  • Set up your Horizon instance
  • Generate reports on application usage
  • Configure Horizon Workspace for desktop brokering
  • Understand broker software as a service securely, using SAML and single sign-on

Table of Contents

  1. VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials
    1. Table of Contents
    2. VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials
    3. Credits
    4. About the Authors
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. Getting Started with VMware Horizon Workspace
      1. Introduction to VMware Horizon Workspace
        1. Ease of deployment
        2. Proving the technology
      2. Prerequisites
        1. Infrastructure requirements for an initial test setup
        2. Infrastructure requirements for production deployment
        3. Network, DNS, and Active Directory requirements
        4. vCenter Server requirements
        5. External access
        6. Certificates
      3. Horizon Workspace vApp
        1. An overview of vApp
      4. Users
      5. Downloading the software
      6. Summary
    9. 2. Design, Install, and Configure
      1. The Horizon Workspace architecture
      2. The Horizon Workspace sizing guide
        1. Sizing the Horizon Workspace virtual appliances
        2. Sizing for Preview services
        3. The Horizon Workspace database
        4. External access and load balancing considerations
      3. Deploying and configuring the vApp
        1. Configuring an IP pool
        2. Deploying the vApp
      4. The command-line configuration process
      5. Web-based configuration
      6. Summary
    10. 3. Horizon Files
      1. An introduction to Horizon Workspace Files
      2. Horizon data appliance architecture
      3. Configuring storage on the data-va virtual machine
        1. Calculating user storage requirements
        2. Adding a new VMDK
        3. Adding a new NFS data store
      4. Enabling Horizon Files and entitling users
        1. Enabling the Horizon Files module
        2. Entitling users to Horizon Files
      5. Configuring a Class of Service
        1. COS configuration options
      6. User accounts
        1. Domain users
        2. Virtual users
      7. Document preview
        1. LibreOffice
        2. Microsoft Windows Preview
      8. Managing files and folders
        1. Uploading a file
        2. Sharing a file
        3. Version control
        5. Creating a new folder
        6. Sharing a folder
        7. History
      9. Synchronizing Horizon Files and offline access
      10. Multi-device access
        1. The Android app
        2. The iOS app
      11. Summary
    11. 4. Integrating SaaS Applications
      1. Configuring SAML-based SaaS apps
        1. Configuring Horizon Workspace for SaaS apps
        2. Configuring the SaaS app for Horizon Workspace
      2. Summary
    12. 5. Mobile Management
      1. An overview of Horizon Workspace on a mobile
      2. Configuring Mobile Management
        1. Horizon Mobile Workspace policies
      3. Mobile device enrolment
        1. Enrolling an Android device
        2. Enrolling an iOS device
      4. Summary
    13. 6. Integrating ThinApp Packages
      1. An overview of ThinApp integration
      2. Enabling Horizon management in your ThinApp packages
      3. Enabling ThinApp integration in Horizon Workspace
        1. ThinApp configuration in Horizon Workspace
        2. Entitling a user to the ThinApp-packaged application
      4. Updating ThinApp packages
      5. Summary
    14. 7. Horizon View Integration
      1. Configuring Horizon Workspace for view access
        1. Configuring user accounts for Horizon View
        2. Enabling and configuring Horizon View pools
      2. Configuring the Horizon View Workspace integration
        1. Configuring SAML authentication
      3. Configuring HTML5 desktop access
      4. Accessing your desktop
      5. Summary
    15. 8. Troubleshooting
      1. Installation troubleshooting
        1. Networking
          1. Configuring the IP pool
          2. DNS errors
        2. Web-based setup wizard issues
        3. Troubleshooting AD errors
        4. User-synchronization issues
      2. Time-synchronization issues
      3. Changing the Fully Qualified Domain Name
      4. Accessing the Horizon Workspace logfiles
        1. Virtual appliance logs
        2. Downloading the appliance logfiles
        3. Client logfiles
      5. Summary
    16. A. Useful Links
      1. Community and blog pages
      2. VMware official documentation
      3. Summary
    17. Index