PacktLib: VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Credits

Foreword

About the Authors

About the Reviewer

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Components of VMware View

Core components of VMware View

Optional component—VMware View Composer

Summary

Solution Methodology

Assessment

Use case definition

Design overview

Validation

Summary

Persistent or Non-Persistent vDesktops

Persistent desktops

Non-persistent desktops

Other non-persistent notes and considerations

Multisite solutions

Hybrid: persistent mixed with non-persistent

How to choose

Summary

End Devices

Thick clients

Thin clients

Teradici PCoIP-powered zero clients

Other clients

Choosing the proper device

Summary

The PCoIP Protocol

Why lossless quality is important

PCoIP network fundamentals

Multimedia redirection

Teradici APEX offload card

Summary

Sizing the VDI

Network considerations

Compute considerations

Working with VMware vSphere maximums

Summary

Redundancy

Physical infrastructure

VMware vCenter Server

VMware View

Parent vDesktop and templates

User personas

Summary

Sizing the Storage

VMware View Composer

VMware vSphere files

VMware View specific files

Tiered storage

Storage overcommit

Storage protocols

Maximums and limits

Storage I/O profile

Read/write I/O ratio

Storage tiering and I/O distribution

Disk types

Capacity sizing exercises

vSphere 5.0 video swap

Summary

Security

The inherent security of VDI

Firewalls, zones, and antivirus

Virtual enclaves

USB redirection and filtering

Smart card authentication

Prohibiting the use of Copy and Paste functions

View Connection Server tags

Forensics

Summary

Migrating from Physical Desktops to Virtual Desktops

Migration of the user persona

Summary

Backing Up the VMware View Infrastructure

Backing up the VMware View Connection Server environment

Restoring the VMware View environment

Backing up the gold templates

Backing up the Parent VM

Summary

VMware View 5.1

Platform features

User experience and client features

Management and administration

Persona management

Security

Summary

Additional Tools

Additional Tools

Additional Tools

Additional Tools

Index