Deliver applications to virtual desktop environments in seconds and at scale with the click of a button About This Book Learn how can you deliver a great user experience and drive down storage and management costs Discover hidden gems to deliver applications to virtual desktop environments in seconds This book will help you fully utilize the true potential of VMware App Volumes and design and build a complete production environment Who This Book Is For This book is for administrators and IT teams who would like to take full advantage of App Volumes to deal with application workloads. It will also be useful for virtualization professionals and teams who are working on VDI deployments and VMware end user computing solutions. What You Will Learn Find out how the VMware App Volumes solution can enhance the management and delivery of applications in your desktop environment Design a real-life App Volumes solution using best practices and following the recommended sizing guides Install, configure, and deploy App Volumes so it is ready to start delivering applications Create and prepare applications ready to be delivered to end users Discover how App Volumes can enhance other desktop solutions by looking at how it integrates with VMware Horizon View, VMware ThinApp, RDSH, and Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp Understand how to configure the advanced options within App Volumes In Detail App Volumes provides a virtualized, real-time application delivery engine for virtual desktop infrastructure and is designed to enable VDI deployments to ensure greater flexibility, agility, and cost reduction. This book starts with an in-depth overview of the architecture and components used to design an optimized solution. We then show you how to install and configure App Volumes for different use cases such as VMware View integration, using VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenApp, and more. Throughout the chapters, we provide hints, tips, and tricks as well as best practices. By the end of the book, you will have built a working App Volumes environment and acquired the skills to build and run a production environment. Style and approach This book comprises of the theoretical explanations that will help you perform a complete App Volumes deployment through step-by-step instructions
Step-by-step guide to designing, deploying and managing VMware App Volumes DESCRIPTION Delivering applications within a virtual desktop environment has always proven to be a challenge given the stateless nature in which virtual desktops are deployed. How can organizations deliver applications each time an end user logs in to his or her desktop given that the desktop they just logged in to has been created as a brand-new machine and basically has nothing installed on it? App Volumes delivers applications in real-time to virtual desktop machines, enabling VDI deployments to return even greater flexibility, agility and cost reduction. Enterprises can fully utilize the stateless virtual desktop model in all use VDI uses cases. For users such as developers who required a persistent, fully-stateful virtual desktop machine of their own, they too can take advantage of the advantages of a stateless virtual desktop model enabling better return on investment as well as centralised application delivery. This book will guide you on a journey of how to deploy an App Volumes environment, with easy-to-follow step by step instructions with real-life screenshots based on a test lab environment that you can build as you go. The book starts with an overview of what App Volumes delivers and the challenges it resolves. From there, we will start to explore the architecture and components that make up the solution, concentrating on how to design and plan your own environment. Once you have understood the technology and use cases, then it’s time to start installing and configuring the App Volumes software. Once installed we can then start to look more closely at the core components to the App Volumes solution and how to build your application layers. As part of this, we will also cover some of the more advanced management tasks for managing the environment. Once you have built the core environment and created some examples of application layers, we will then look at how to integrate App Volumes with some of the other EUC technologies that are available in the market such as VMware ThinApp, Microsoft RDSH, Citrix XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps), and Citrix XenDesktop (Citrix Virtual Desktop). Throughout this book we will provide you with useful hints and tips, along with best practices, all based on experience of deploying App Volumes within the Enterprise. At the end of the journey, you will have built a complete working App Volumes environment and will have acquired the skills and knowledge to deploy your own production environment. KEY FEATURES Understanding the concept of application layering App Volumes architecture overview Installing App Volumes Working with App Volumes, App Stacks and Writeable Volumes Integration with VDI, app publishing, and desktop publishing solutions Advanced configuration and management WHAT WILL YOU LEARN This book will enable you to learn about how to deliver real-time applications using VMware App Volumes. You will start by learning about the architecture of the solution, the use cases, and what benefits it delivers. Following the introduction, you will learn how to install the App Volumes software, how to configure it and then how to create your application layers to ready them for delivery to end users. Finally, you will learn how App Volumes integrate into not only other VMware EUC technologies, but also some of the market-leading third-party solutions from Citrix and Microsoft. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is designed for virtual desktop administrators and architects who are looking to design and deploy a solution that can deliver applications on-demand to end users who are using virtual desktop machines. App Volumes enables them to move to a stateless VDI model which is both more cost effective and easier to manage. To understand the concepts and technology used in this book you will need to have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating systems for both desktops (namely virtual desktops) and servers (used for installing App Volumes and other functions such as AD, file sharing, and RDSH). You will also need experience in managing and administering a vSphere environment used to host the solution. As App Volumes is all about delivering applications, you should have a good working knowledge of Windows app delivery methodologies as well as publishing apps using Microsoft RDSH. This book will guide you through the complete process, step-by-step, in building an App Volumes environment. Table of Contents 1. Introduction to app layering & VMware App Volumes 2. Installing VMware App Volumes 3. Getting familiar with the Management Console 4. Creating & Configuring AppStacks 5. Creating & Configuring Writable Volumes 6. Advanced Configuration 7. App Volumes & JMP 8. Delivering AppStacks with Citrix XenDesktop 9. Delivering App Volumes with Microsoft RemoteApp 10. Delivering App Volumes with Citrix XenApp 11. Delivering AppStacks with Horizon Apps 12. Delivering ThinApp apps with App Volumes
Author: Peter von Oven,Barry CoombsPublish On: 2019-03-28
Master desktop virtualization to optimize your end user experience, 3rd Edition
Author: Peter von Oven,Barry Coombs
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Discover advanced virtualization techniques and strategies to deliver centralized desktop and application services Key Features Leverage advanced desktop virtualization techniques and strategies to transform your organization Build better virtualized services for your users with VMware Horizon 7.8 Develop and deploy end-to-end virtualized solutions Book Description Desktop virtualization can be tough, but VMware Horizon 7.8 changes all that. With a rich and adaptive UX, improved security,and a range of useful features for storage and networking optimization, there's plenty to love. But to properly fall in love with it, you need to know how to use it, and that means venturing deeper into the software and taking advantage of its extensive range of features, many of which are underused and underpromoted. This guide will take you through everything you need to know to not only successfully virtualize your desktop infrastructure, but also to maintain and optimize it to keep all your users happy. We'll show you how to assess and analyze your infrastructure, and how to use that analysis to design a solution that meets your organizational and user needs. Once you've done that, you'll find out how to build your virtualized environment, before deploying your virtualized solution. But more than that,we'll also make sure you know everything you need to know about the full range of features on offer, including the mobile cloud, so that you can use them to take full control of your virtualized infrastructure. What you will learn Successfully configure Horizon 7.8 for the needs of your users Deliver virtual desktops, session-based desktops, and hosted applications Become familiar with how to develop, and deploy, a complete, end-to-end solution Discover how to optimize desktop OS images for virtual desktops Build, optimize, and tune desktop operating systems to deliver a superior end user experience Explore the Horizon 7.8 infrastructure so that you can take full advantage of it Who this book is for This book is ideal for system admins, and solution architects interested in gaining hands-on experience with virtualization. It will take you to an advanced level, but at a pace that ensures you are always solving real-world problems. Some experience in desktop management using Windows and Microsoft Office (and familiarity with Active Directory, SQL, Windows Remote Desktop Session Hosting, and VMware vSphere technology) is necessary.
Author: Peter von Oven,Barry CoombsPublish On: 2016-10-14
Author: Peter von Oven,Barry Coombs
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Learn advanced desktop virtualization techniques and strategies and dive deeper into VMware Horizon 7, take responsibility for optimizing your end user experience About This Book Build better virtualized services for your users with VMware Horizon 7 Take full advantage of Horizon's range of features for confidence and control in your virtualized solutions Take responsibility for transforming your organization – this guide will get you started! Who This Book Is For Admins, architects... whatever your role, if you find virtualization a bit of a headache this book is for you. You'll go deep into VMware Horizon and see just what its capable of. It will take you to an advanced level, but at a pace that ensures you're always solving real-world problems. You'll need some experience in desktop management using Windows and Microsoft Office, and familiarity with Active Directory, SQL, Windows Remote Desktop Session Hosting, and VMware vSphere technology. What You Will Learn Successfully configure Horizon 7 for the needs of your users Find out how VMware is perfect for end-user computing delivering virtual desktops, session-based desktops, and hosted applications all from the same platform Learn how to develop, and deploy a complete end-to-end solution Discover how to optimize desktop OS images for virtual desktops Build, optimize, and tune desktop operating systems to deliver a superior end-user experience Explore the Horizon 7 infrastructure, so you can take full advantage of it! In Detail Desktop virtualization can be a bit of a headache. But VMware Horizon 7 changes all that. With a rich and adaptive UX, improved security and a range of useful features for storage and networking optimization, there's plenty to love. But to properly fall in love with it, you need to know how to use it. And that means venturing deeper into the software, taking advantage of its extensive range of features, many of which are underused and underpromoted. This guide will take you through everything you need to know to not only successfully virtualize your desktop infrastructure but also to maintain and optimize the infrastructure to keep all your users happy. We'll show you how to assess and analyze your infrastructure, and how to use that analysis to design a solution that meets your organizational and user needs. Once you've done that, you'll find out how to build your virtualized environment, before deploying your virtualized solution. But more than that, we'll also make sure you know everything you need to know about the full range of features on offer, including mobile cloud, so you can use them to take full control of your virtualized infrastructure. Style and approach Focusing on an end-user project, this useful, yet comprehensive guide will show you how to take full advantage of VMware's Horizon 7 solution and how to successfully implement it for your organization.
A comprehensive, practical guide to accessing virtual desktops, applications, and services through a unified platform About This Book This is the first book on the market that delivers desktops and applications through a single Virtual Desktop Infrastructure platform Reduce enterprise costs by dynamically allocating resources with virtual storage, compute and networking This comprehensive guide provides simplified operations, improved security, and accelerated time-to-value using VMware Horizon 7 Who This Book Is For If you are a newcomer to system administration, and you wish to implement the Horizon environment, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge of Horizon is beneficial. What You Will Learn Walk through the configuration of VMware Horizon, including the new Horizon Access Point appliance Implement a multi-site VMware Horizon pod using the Cloud Pod Architecture feature Understand the integration between VMware Horizon and VSAN, and see how they are deployed together Explore how to implement and maintain Microsoft RDS and Linux and Windows Desktop Pools Create and optimize desktop master images. Understand how to manage the SSL certificates for each of the VMware Horizon components. In Detail VMware Horizon 7 has been a buzz since it was announced. One of the major reasons is the introduction of the new Instant Clones feature. This book will complement the product documentation by providing real-life examples of how it is implemented along with the latest features and components of the platform. We'll explore the latest features of the platform, including those added through product acquisitions such as User Environment Manager and App Volumes. Further on, you will also be introduced to the new capabilities added to the core product such Linked-Clone RDS pools. Upon completion of this book, you will have an understanding of the capabilities and benefits VMware Horizon can provide to your organization, and how each of its components are implemented. Style and approach This comprehensive guide focuses on the practicality of VMware Horizon and how you can implement it in your organization.
Unlock the true potential of VMware Horizon 7 to deliver the industry's most comprehensive end-to-end user experienceAbout This Book* Examine the new and exciting capabilities in Horizon 7 and deliver a transformational user experience to end users* Build, configure, and use advanced features and capabilities for a superior user experience* Acquire key skills through use cases and control every aspect of how you manage your projects and solutions, and improve your organizations' ROIWho This Book Is For What you will learn* Install and configure Horizon 7* Understand the VMware EUC product portfolio* Build, develop, and deploy a complete end-to-end solution to deliver apps* Optimize the desktop OS images for virtual desktops* Enhance the VMware product solutions* Build, optimize, and tune desktop operating systems to deliver a superior end-user experience* Delve deeper into the Horizon 7 infrastructure to understand how the solution components work and fit togetherIn DetailHorizon 7 has a completely rich and adaptive user experience, improved security, and a host of features for virtual storage, computation, and networking.This book will take you through a complete journey with VMware Horizon 7, concentrating on the View 7 virtual desktop infrastructure aspects of the solution. We start the journey by talking about what VDI is and its history, just to set the scene. We will then help you create a design by looking at an assessment phase with best practices and real-world examples.Next we will start to build out the environment with the installation and configuration phase, building the desktop images, and then how to fine-tune the environment for a superior user experience. Once we have a deployed solution, we will cover some of the advanced features and the additional products included with Advanced and Enterprise editions, which will help to develop a solution for your EUC strategy.At the end of the book, you will implement a centralized platform to deliver a complete user experience on any device, anywhere, and at any time, whilst maintaining security, policy, and control.
Manage and deploy the end-user computing infrastructure for your organization, 3rd Edition
Author: Jason Ventresco
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Effectively implement features and components for any computing environment Key Features Explore the latest features of VMware Horizon 7.7 Virtualize your desktop infrastructure using new features introduced in Horizon Implement App Volumes and User Environment Manager in your infrastructure Book Description This third edition of Implementing VMware Horizon 7.7 has been updated to get you up to speed with VMware Horizon 7.7 by showing you how to use its key features and deploying an end-user computing infrastructure for your own organization. The book begins by guiding you on how to deploy all the core requirements for a VMware Horizon infrastructure. It then moves on to show you how to provision and administer end-user computing resources using VMware Horizon. You’ll not only be able to deploy the core VMware Horizon features, but you’ll also be able to implement new features, such as the Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) and the Horizon Console. You’ll also focus on the latest features and components of the Horizon platform and learn when and how they are used. By the end of the book, you will have developed a solid understanding of how your organization can benefit from the capabilities VMware Horizon offers and how each of its components is implemented. What you will learn Work with the different products that make up VMware Horizon Implement a multi-site VMware Horizon Pod using the Cloud Pod Architecture feature Deploy and configure VMware Horizon’s optional components Implement and maintain Microsoft RDSH, Horizon Linux, and Windows Desktop Pools and RDSH Application Pools Configure and manage Horizon remotely using PowerCLI Learn about the Microsoft Windows Group Policy templates for Horizon Understand how to manage the SSL certificates for each of the VMware Horizon components Who this book is for If you’re a system administrator, solutions architect, or desktop engineer looking to level up your skills working with VMware's Horizon ecosystem and want to build a successful deployment strategy for desktops and applications, this book is for you.
A Design Guide to the Policy-Driven, Software-Defined Storage Era
Author: Martin Hosken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The inside guide to the next generation of data storage technology VMware Software-Defined Storage, A Guide to the Policy Driven, Software-Defined Storage Era presents the most in-depth look at VMware's next-generation storage technology to help solutions architects and operational teams maximize quality storage design. Written by a double VMware Certified Design Expert, this book delves into the design factors and capabilities of Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes to provide a uniquely detailed examination of the software-defined storage model. Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) is discussed in terms of deployment through VMware technology, with insight into the provisioning of storage resources and operational management, while legacy storage and storage protocol concepts provide context and demonstrate how Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes are meeting traditional challenges. The discussion on architecture emphasizes the economies of storage alongside specific design factors for next-generation VMware based storage solutions, and is followed by an example in which a solution is created based on the preferred option identified from a selection of cross-site design options. Storage hardware lifecycle management is an ongoing challenge for IT organizations and service providers. VMware is addressing these challenges through the software-defined storage model and Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes technologies; this book provides unprecedented detail and expert guidance on the future of storage. Understand the architectural design factors of VMware-based storage Learn best practices for Virtual SAN stretched architecture implementation Deploy STaaS through vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator Meet traditional storage challenges with next-generation storage technology Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes are leading the way in efficiency, automation, and simplification, while maintaining enterprise-class features and performance. As organizations around the world are looking to cut costs without sacrificing performance, availability, or scalability, VMware-based next-generation storage solutions are the ideal platform for tomorrow's virtual infrastructure. VMware Software-Defined Storage provides detailed, practical guidance on the model that is set to transform all aspects of vSphere data center storage.
Author: Alok Shrivastwa,Sunil SaratPublish On: 2016-03-30
Author: Alok Shrivastwa,Sunil Sarat
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Build your own cloud based Database as a Service using OpenStack Trove About This Book Familiarize yourself with the concept of Database as a Service and make your existing system scalable and efficient with OpenStack Trove Minimize the administrative tasks and complexities of managing your cloud infrastructure This is a fast-paced guide to datastore management on the OpenStack platform using OpenStack Trove Who This Book Is For If you are a DBA / system administrator / architect, or a student who wants to build a Database as a Service based on OpenStack, this book is for you. You should have a basic knowledge of OpenStack components, RDBMS/NoSQL, IaaS, and cloud computing. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the basics of OpenStack and the prerequisites to install Trove Understand the expectations of DBaaS and how Trove can help you achieve them Set up a basic installation of DevStack (Development Stack) in a virtual box Install Trove and utilize its configuration groups to manage and tune databases Use Image builder to create guest images for Trove Utilize Trove to provision your first database instance Back up and restore your databases with the help of Trove In Detail OpenStack has become an extremely popular solution to build public and private clouds with. Database as a Service (DBaaS) enables the delivery of more agile database services at lower costs. Some other benefits of DBaaS are secure database deployments and compliance to standards and best practices. Trove is a DBaaS built on OpenStack and is becoming more popular by the day. Since Trove is one of the most recent projects of OpenStack, DBAs and system administrators can find it difficult to set up and run a DBaaS using OpenStack Trove. This book helps DBAs make that step. We start by introducing you to the concepts of DBaaS and how is it implemented using OpenStack Trove. Following this, we look at implementing OpenStack and deploying Trove. Moving on, you will learn to create guest images to be used with Trove. We then look at how to provision databases in self-service mode, and how to perform administration tasks such as backup and recovery, and fine-tuning databases. At the end of the book, we will examine some advanced features of Trove such as replication. Style and approach This fast-paced, step-by-step guide introduces you to DBaaS, OpenStack Trove, and its components, leading you through building your own Cloud-based DBaaS. Using the DevStack deployment method, you will spend less time on installing OpenStack so you can devote more time to learning how to provision and manage databases in a DBaaS environment.