For many desktop virtualization administrators, VMware Horizon View is the name of the game. If you use View virtual desktops -- or you're considering deploying them -- make sure you understand the components, management options and troubleshooting tricks that go with this software.
Do you know how to create pools with VMware Horizon View? What about providing HTML access to virtual desktops? And how do you solve View Connection Server issues to keep your users online?
Find the answers to these questions, plus a comparison between View and Citrix XenDesktop, in this guide to VMware Horizon View.
Back to basics
1. Fundamentals of VMware View
With the conception of VMware Inc.'s Horizon Suite, View was folded into a product suite that also includes Horizon Workspace, for enterprise mobility management, and Horizon Mirage, for single image management. Before you get into the more advanced features of View 5.2, check out the details on View components, learn how to create desktop pools and use some of the newest features, such as Blast and SE Sparse disks.
Making it right
2. Troubleshooting VMware View problems
Once you're used to the features and components involved with Horizon View, you may encounter some common roadblocks when using the product. Learn how to overcome storage and disk issues, user confusion and more.
View in the news
3. What's next for VMware Horizon View?
There has been a lot of chatter about VMware Horizon View: Is the Horizon Suite really worth the cost? Will VMware and Teradici part ways? What's in store for the next version of View? Read on for more news about Horizon View.
4. Test your knowledge of View components
There are a lot of View components that VDI admins should be familiar with. Take this quiz and find out how much you know about the various moving parts of View, and then we'll provide you with some resources so you can brush up on the questions you got wrong.