Updates to VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions (a mouth full, right) was released September 2014. Since that time there have been a few minor releases and now Horizon 6.1 (actually 6.11 was just released on June 4) is available.

I thought it would be a good idea to give an overview of the new and updated features since the release of the book.

Here is the link for the book: http://tinyurl.com/oapfz99



 • Configure Cloud Pod Architecture using the View Administrator (UI)

View Administrator can be used to configure and administer a Cloud Pod Architecture environment. This is in addition to the lmvutil commands (See VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions – Chapter 12 page 296). The View Administrator can also be used to review pod health and desktop session information.

•Smart Card for RDS

The Smart Card support for both remote desktop service (RDS) desktops and Hosted Applications allows users to authenticate to RDS-based desktops and applications using smart cards.

•IPv6 Networks Support

Now, there is support for IPv6 networks. The environment must be configured IPv6 or IPv4 meaning IPv6 is an alternative to IPv4. When installing the View components, you should choose IPv4 unless you have a working IPv6 environment.  Only fresh installations are supported in an IPv6 environment. A mixed of IPv6 and IPv4 in the View environment is not supported.  If you accidentally configure a mixed environment, the clients will fail to connect to View Connection Server, remote desktops, or applications.

Note: All features that are currently supported in the IPv4 environment are not supported in the IPv6 environment. Refer to the View Installation guide (IPv6 topics) if you plan to run IPv6 in your View environment.

• Mass storage on RDS desktops and Hosted Apps using USB Redirection

This feature enables the redirection of USB flash drive and hard disks to RDS Hosted Desktops and Applications. The feature is supported on Windows clients and Windows Server 2012 RDS hosts.

Note:  This does NOT support the redirection of other types of USB devices including other types of USB storage devices such as security storage drives and USB CD-ROM.

Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system is supported for VDI desktops
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Datacenter edition) is supported as the guest operating system for single-user, virtual desktops.

• Resolve Database Inconsistencies

The ViewDbChk utility is used to resolve database inconsistencies for Horizon 6.  This will resolve inconsistencies in the following databases used to deliver a View solution: View LDAP, View Composer, and vCenter Server. The databases are used to store information about desktop virtual machines. ViewDbChk can automatically identify and also resolve the configuration issues that previously required manual intervention.

•Enhanced Message Security Mode

The new Enhanced message security mode allows messages to be delivered through secure channels (instead of signing and encrypting individual messages).  This new mode provides performance benefits by reducing the load on View Connection Server, Security Servers, virtual desktops, and RDS servers.

Notes: When you perform a fresh installation of version 6.1, the enhanced message security mode will be enabled by default.

If you upgrade to version 6.1, the per-existing message security mode is retained. To enable the enhanced mode after an upgrade, you must change the Global Setting in View Administrator.

Port 4002 must be opened on the back-end firewall to allow security servers to communicate with the Connection Server in the new enhanced message security mode.

Once enhanced message security mode is enabled, you cannot deploy desktops with the View Agent earlier than 6.1.

•3rd-Party SSO Credential Handling

This feature allows 3rd-party solutions to be tightly integrated with Horizon 6. It enables the 3rd-party Single Sign On (SSO) providers to access credential information during the login to Horizon 6.

•vSphere Transparent Page Sharing in Horizon 6

The level of Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) that takes place on the ESXi host is set using the View Administrator. TPS can be set to eliminate redundant copies of memory pages. The levels are set by virtual machine, pool, pod, or global. This feature allows you to decide how broadly to share pages based on the use case and the need to isolate the users’ virtual machines. Using TPS will reduce the total memory consumption in the View environment.

•HTML Access Enhancements

  • You now can have 2,000 simultaneous users per security gateway (increased from 350). This is the same as PCoIP native clients.
  • Support for Location Based Printing with HTML Access
  • 3D desktops support, backed by NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology and vDGA

•Virtual hardware version 11

Virtual hardware version 11 is supported by Horizon 6 which is available in vSphere 6.0 or later versions. This hardware version is required for virtual machines that want to use NVIDIA GRID vGPU (see below).

• GPU hardware acceleration using NVIDIA GRID vGPU

The feature allows a physical graphical processing unit (GPU) installed on the ESXi host (vSphere 6.0) to be shared with multiple virtual desktops. This addresses a wide variety of graphics use cases along with lowing the costs when compared to physical workstations. This solution can be used for lightweight 3D tasks and up to high-end workstation graphics requirements.

•Support of Windows XP and Vista guest OSs as desktop virtual machines

The Horizon 6 (version 6.1) servers will work with Windows XP and Windows Vista desktops if you use the View Agent 6.0.2. This older agent will not offer all of the features of the newer 6.1 agent. This means if you install the version of View Agent that ships with Horizon 6 (version 6.1), it will not support Windows XP and Vista desktops.

•Virtual Volumes Support

Virtual Volumes (available with vSphere 6.0) allows vSphere to offload intensive storage operations such as snapshot creation, cloning, and replication. The virtual disks and their derivatives, clones, snapshots, and replicas are mapped directly to virtual volumes on the storage system. The implementation of Virtual Volumes depends on the availability of products by certified storage vendors.

I hope this helps to keep you updated on the Horizon 6 Solution.

Happy Virtualizing!

Nutella Frappuccino




For the numerous Nutella lovers out there, order:

Coffee frappuccino
Hazelnut syrup (1.5 pumps for venti, 1 pump for a grande, half a pump for tall)
Mocha syrup (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps for a grande, 1 for tall)
Whipped cream blended in
Top it with whipped cream and/or caramel if you so desire.


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Horizon 6 Desktop Book

Writing a book was something I never considered. Nearly two years ago my good friend and co-worker at that time, Ryan Cartwright brought an opportunity to write book for VMware View 5.2 based on a previous version by Andre Leibovici and Jason Langone found here:  http://tinyurl.com/monahfv

We jumped in and started our journey into book writing.   Half way through the book, VMware announced the release of Horizon View 6. It only made sense to change the focus to new version release. After completing the rest of the book and going back and rewriting the first half, we completed the work and it was published in September of 2014. This was a great experience for me and I had a whole new appreciation to the effort that goes into the book writing process. Here is the link for the book: http://tinyurl.com/oapfz99

Summary of the Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Components of VMware Horizon View 6
  • Chapter 2: Solution Methodology
  • Chapter 3: Persistent or Nonpersistent vDesktops
  • Chapter 4: End Devices
  • Chapter 5: The PCoIP Protocol
  • Chapter 6: Sizing the VDI
  • Chapter 7: Building Redundancy into the VDI Solution
  • Chapter 8: Sizing the Storage
  • Chapter 9: Security
  • Chapter 10: Migrating User Personas
  • Chapter 11: Backing Up the VMware View Infrastructure
  • Chapter 12: Exciting New Features in Horizon View 6

 The book also has the items you would need to setup a lab

 Hope you find this a useful tool to help you with your VDI solution using VMware Horizon.

Happy Virtualizing!

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The Well-Managed Desktop and VDI

The well-managed desktop has been the goal of IT for many years with the promise it would make their job easier and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). The tools used to accomplish this feat have improved over the years, yet this is still an ongoing struggle for many companies. This better management solution is one of the benefits (along with many others) used for justifying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

During the early years of VDI, the thought was to replace as many desktops as possible using that promise of easier desktop management. After all, IT was very successful at doing this with servers why not conquer desktops next. But, as we all know, desktops have very different resource requirements along with many other differences that slowed the adoption of VDI. We are all aware of those differences and I’m not going through them here. Ok then, let’s focus on using VDI for the very specific use cases and that approach has provided good results to specific user populations. We have successful VDI solutions in areas like healthcare, call centers, shift-workers, contractors and many others. Those benefits include access to the desktop from anywhere, location based VDI (East – West coast VDI), faster deployment of new desktops, and security. These were all solid reasons to consider VDI and this is still true for today. Ongoing development of VDI solutions will continue to expand the use cases for virtual desktop solutions.

Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. In reality when you look at a physical desktop there are several distinct sections that make it work and work pretty well on a single physical system. The individual installation for each user is what brings heartache to desktop management. Because each Operation System and their installed applications can be updated independently. This quickly produces non-uniform environment. This is where desktop management tools are needed and, as I have mentioned, have produced limited success.

Many early VDI projects used this individual model to create virtual desktops, which provided some benefits (security is the one I think of), but it did very little to fix the desktop management problem. In fact traditional desktop management tools don’t always cut it when it comes to supporting virtual desktops. This one virtual desktop for each user also creates tremendous resource requirements for the servers that held all the desktops. Now as we start discover all these issues we realize this can become very complex.

Ok, we could go on about the struggle around desktop management and complexity of VDI, instead, let work on ideas that can form an approach to solve these and many other issues. The approach needs to:

  • Take advantage of the technologies of virtualization and know how they apply to desktops
  • Then, adapt the desktop to that virtual world (don’t approach this as a physical desktop)
  • Looks at distinct desktop “sections” and create good solutions for each one individually
  • Then reassemble the sections to provide users with the individual feel (persistence) that they are used to
  • Provide the proper resources needed in the datacenter to support “instant persistent” desktops
  • Make managing the desktop less of a headache (back to the start of this blog)

This series will provide solution options around approaching the desktop as a virtual solution and not a physical desktop “converted” to a virtual one. I will discuss ideas around the following areas.

  • Architecture used to support the VDI Solution
  • Current solutions to Virtual Desktop components
    • OS Image (Base image)
    • User profile and data
    • Applications
  • Access options to the virtual desktop and applications
  • Desktop management

I believe, for now, we can accept that VDI is not for everyone, but we should provide solid VDI solutions where they do fit. But, I also know there are some exciting developments going on that will expand VDI use cases. I know that VDI is complex and the approach I’m outlining, is to separate all the pieces of the desktop and re-construct them in a way that not only optimizes each section, but also takes advantage of current desktop virtualization technologies. The ideal solution should help IT keep things updated and secure without a negative impact on what the user needs, which are the things to be productive.

 Happy Virtualizing!
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Application Publishing with Horizon 6

One of the most important IT can deliver to their users is the applications they need. Users need applications to be productive and the easier you can make it for the user to obtain the applications the happier (more productive) they will be.

VMware’s release of Horizon 6 comes with a new delivery method and an update to another. Let look at these options to delivering application.

Remote Desktop Services Hosted

Application (Apps) publishing using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Hosted is new in Horizon 6 and allows Horizon client access to applications along with full desktops running on Windows Remote Desktop Services Hosts.

Let’s take a moment and explain what this means and how it’s different than straight VDI solution. VDI delivers the entire desktop to a particular user. The desktop is an entire virtual machine with the OS and the applications. RDS uses the capabilities of Microsoft RDS (previously known as Terminal Services) and allows multiple users the ability to connect to a single OS but still allow individual desktop instances with the applications. With RDS, while you can present the full desktop, you also can just present an application without the rest of the desktop around it.

This reduces the need for multiple OS instances and also provides for better utilization of the resources. Just as important is the reduced need for Microsoft licenses.

View 6 allows seamless access to Windows Applications and Desktops from many types of clients, whatever can run the Horizon View Client (Windows, Mac, IOS, Android, Linux, Mac OSX).

Applications are installed on Microsoft Remote Desktop Servers in the same matter as they are with Citrix XenApp. The connection uses the same PCoIP protocol which is being used to deliver a View desktops. The Horizon Client will be used to display both Full virtual Desktops, RDSH Desktops and the RDSH Applications. VMware uses the Blast protocol to allow access to Desktops only, with only a HTML5 browser. This means the Horizon Client is not required.

Unified Workspace

Building on the solution above, View 6 also has enhancements to the application Catalog, called a Unified Workspace. This will allow you to present not only your VDI Desktops, RDSH Desktops/Apps, but also your Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, Citrix XenApp published applications, local ThinApps, Office 365 and more within a single workspace

In 2012 at VMworld, VMware announced Citrix XenApp integration into Horizon Workspace and now has delivered that solution. Logon to Horizon Workspace Portal once and it will connect to the Citrix XenApp infrastructure and present published desktops and applications that you have the entitlement for.

Integrating XenApp with the Workspace Portal is relatively easy. You would deploy the Workspace Portal for Horizon 6 and then implement the Citrix Integration Broker. Next, configure the Workspace Portal to connect to the integration broker and sync the XenApp applications. When the synchronization has completed, the XenApp published applications that users are entitled to access are added to their Workspace Portal in Horizon. Finally decommission the Citrix Web Interface.  You can then launch them directly from View. This solution uses the local copy of Citrix Receiver (must be installed) to display the application. Once you are using Horizon as your application catalogue it will display both Citrix XenApp along with the VMware RDS applications. This provides a migration path from one to the other. You would upgrade View to enable app publishing (covered in the previous section) and pull in the same RDS hosts that are running XenApp, then choose whether the apps are delivered through XenApp or Horizon View. 

Now the delivery of VMware ThinApps to Windows endpoints, which could include non-domain member devices using HTTP is much easier. Microsoft Office 365 integration has been added to the Horizon Suite and this allows you to sign in once to View and then allows access to Office 365, Sharepoint and Outlook 365 Web Applications and Web Sited with a single authentication.

The new Multi-Forest Active Directory support has also been added. This allows for the support of directories from a single forest to multiple forests with multiple domains, which will simplify large enterprise deployments. The integration is done with a domain joined connector that is a virtual appliance.


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With Desktop as a Service – You do Have a Choice

Right now, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is buzzing. DaaS is a solution in which levels of services are combined to provide a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. The back-end is installed and managed by a service provider while the tenant layer is managed by the customer.

Typical DaaS solutions are based on a cloud service and the VDI is hosted by a cloud service provider. There is also an option for the customer to have the DaaS infrastructure in their own data center. The customer then becomes the service provider.

DaaS is designed to have multi-tenancy architecture.  The resources are consumed based on a subscription model. In the on-premises DaaS delivery model, the service provider manages the back-end responsibilities of data storage, compute, security and upgrades. The resources are then allocated to each tenant by the service provider. The tenant administrative console would use the allocated resources to create the virtual desktop services or pools, based on an imported desktop image. The entitlement for the users are created which allows a user to obtain a virtual desktop.

The division between the different business units would be considered tenants. When a solution requires completely isolated environments within the company, on-premises DaaS would be used to provide that separation. This adds more management by the IT Administrator as they not only have to maintain the desktops for each of the tenants but also the DaaS infrastructure that supports the desktops.

DaaS is a good alternative for small or mid-size businesses that want to provide their end users with the advantages a virtual desktop solution without deploying an in-house VDI infrastructure. If there is a need to keep the infrastructure in-house (compliance issues) and still provide a multi-tenant environment, DaaS on-premises could be the solution.


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Do You Have Shelfware?

Paint is no good in the can and software is no good on the shelf.

Shelfware is software that is bought, paid for, and then left unused on the shelf. Have you contributed to this phenomenon? According to a poll conducted by IE Software, companies in the U.S. waste up to $12.3 billion per year on maintenance for software that is not used.

All too often, the application you want comes with a software suite offer you simply can’t refuse. Soon after, you encounter difficulties with installation and leave the software on the shelf, uninstalled. The investment has already been made and it’s not a task you want to tackle, so nothing gets done. Suddenly, it’s shelfware.

Below are some tips to help prevent your organization from investing in shelfware –

Core Use Cases

Regardless of how many cool features the software has, if it’s unused, it has zero value. During the evaluation, consider the user based and subsequently have them evaluate the installation of the solution against some well-defined use cases. If the core features of the software are not applicable or useful, then additional features are moot.

Technical Champion

It is essential to have someone truly understand the product and understand how to use it in order to satisfy the various needs of the organization. A technical champion with a sound understanding of the software can engage users and avoid straying into unsupported use cases that increase the risk of a failed deployment.

Business Sponsor

The cost of deploying and utilizing software is often bigger than acquiring the software itself. The investment needs a sponsor to ensure the rollout is smooth, processes are attuned, and the correct metrics are put in place. Business sponsors should provide clear and measurable goals for deploying the solution. They also need to engage with other stakeholders (IT, users, managers, vendors) to make sure the software is integrated into the organization’s business operations.

Pace Yourself

Take a gradual approach to the rollout.  It is a risk to roll out a complex solution to everyone, all at once. Instead, focus on a successful deployment to a smaller group of users within your core use cases.  This enables you to learn along the way, and reduces risk for the organization.  

Getting users to adopt new software is never an easy task. First impressions are key, and the introduction of the software is critical to success. Bring in the stakeholders to plan the deployment and integration before the roll out. Show users how the solution will make their lives better and easier. Once adoption occurs, users will be more confident and start to use more of the powerful features. This is when the value of the solution is realized. Remember, it will never happen unless adoption is achieved from the very beginning.

Professional Services

Even with a technical champion, sponsors, and the right use cases, there are many decisions related to deployment and usage that can greatly benefit from the expertise and experience of a solution provider. 

Skimping on services can lead to an extended period of stumbling up the stairs while you spend valuable time learning where the steps lead. A good solution provider has a map; rent it from them by buying their services.

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The “Other” Reasons VDI Fails

When considering a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, make sure success criteria is defined. What will make the project successful – cost savings, security, better management, etc.? I suspect that in most projects, it will be a combination of all these factors, plus many more.

There are plenty of articles out there about VDI failure. Most lead you to a vendor solution to help solve initial problems. However, there are additional factors to consider in providing an overall successful solution. The first consideration I look at when talking with a client is if the solution makes sense for their problem. “My boss read about VDI and says we need to use it” is not a good starting point. Discussing your problems and what you ultimately need to solve is essential, and the beginning of a productive conversation. You can’t put solutions where they don’t fit. Many VDI conversation turn into End-User Computing (EUC) conversations because a single product is not going to solve all your problems. It is truly a journey.

Make sure there is a clear understanding that a successful proof of concept (POC), in most cases, will not immediately scale to a production solution. The nice thing about VDI is it will work very well as a POC. The problems begin when everyone wants the new solution quickly and the environment does not scale.  Often, POCs are successfully set up and momentum is built, then everything screeches to a halt. Now what? Limit your POC and stick to it. Make it clear that a well-defined environment needs to be developed to support the growth of the solution.

Pay a lot of attention to application performance. There are plenty of guides on designing and optimizing the OS for a virtual environment, but don’t forget the application. Make sure testing is performed on a fully loaded virtual desktop and also stress test the environment with a number of “live” desktops. One application on one desktop in a VDI environment does not guarantee it will work in the full production environment. Does the application act the same as when it was on a physical endpoint? One “noisy” application on a server with hundreds of desktop running the same application could cause all kinds of resource problems. Take the time to test!

You have taken the time to construct the best environment for your VDI solution – all is good – how do you keep it that way? What will the effect of an upgrade or a new application have on your new environment? Don’t forget to have tools in place that allow you to monitor and troubleshoot your solution when something goes wrong. The right tools will allow you to drill down into the environment and isolate problems, which will be invaluable to you and your users. The ability to predict problems or know the difference between a threshold breach and a real problem is important. Seeing the same warning everyday often means you stop paying attention and miss when the real problem occurs. The right types of tools need to be part of planning the overall solution

What is the most important parameter in a successful VDI deployment? End-User Experience. If the end-user is not happy, the solution will not be successful. Do not ignore their experience. Sit with them, watch them work, and try to understand why they are unhappy. Not factoring in end-user satisfaction is a big risk, and often leads to failed VDI.

Happy Virtualizing

Chuck – @vChuckmills

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Be Careful of the Mixed Messaging Surrounding Windows XP Support

According to a recent article in Computerworld,

“Windows XP owners can expect most antivirus vendors to continue providing them with up-to-date signatures long after Microsoft pulls its patch plug in April, but that won’t keep their machines safe.”

Don’t be fooled thinking this a good thing for your Windows XP computers. If you continue to use XP beyond April 8, 2014, understand there will be NO fixes to new vulnerabilities that hackers find and use. Antivirus and Anti-Malware software cannot patch the underlying vulnerability to an operating system. The extended antivirus updates will keep your system safer, but not secure!

You know the problem. Now, what do you do if you still have hundreds (or thousands) of endpoints running Windows XP? VMware Horizon Mirage is the solution to solve the Windows 7 migration task. Mirage also helps tackle the difficult desktop management problems that administrators face every day.

The typical steps required to migrate an endpoint from XP to Windows 7 include moving the user data off of the endpoint, complete downtime during the migration, and then copying the user information back to the migrated endpoint. VMware Mirage’s approach is much different:

  • Allow users to work on their systems while the Windows 7 image is being loaded
  • Allow user data and settings to remain on the system during the migration
  • Preserve the exact XP image and roll it back to the user if something goes wrong
  • Take that preserved XP image and present it into a virtual machine
  • Use the same solution to continue to manage your images and application along with a solid disaster recovery method.

If you have already started on the XP migration and find it’s taking longer than expected, don’t fear! Mirage can use the image you have created and accelerate your process. Mirage makes the Windows 7 migration easier, and saves you considerable time in managing your endpoints. The looming deadline for Window XP support is coming and cannot be ignored. This migration can be the first step to completing an End User Computing (EUC) strategy.

– See my company blog on this topic at: http://gantech.net/connect/blog

Secret Starbucks Drinks

Caramel Apple Frappuccino

Apple juice to the first line

Whole milk to the second line
Cream base (4 pumps for venti, 3 pumps grande, 2 pumps tall)
Dark caramel (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps grande, and 1 pump for a tall)
Cinnamon dolce syrup (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps grande, and 1 pump for a tall)
Caramel ribbon crunch pieces
Caramel drizzle
Get it with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce topping
If that seems like too much caramel for you, try asking for:

Cream base to the first line
Apple juice to the second line
Caramel syrup (2 pumps for venti, 1.5 pumps grande, and 1 pump tall)
Cinnamon dolce syrup (2 pumps for venti, 1.5 pumps grande, and 1 pump tall)


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End User Computing Considerations

End-user computing (EUC) is undergoing significant transition, driven by the expectations for mobility, collaboration, and user-choice. It is no secret that current approaches are becoming harder to sustain.

Over the next few years, IT must transform the old desktop management methods that have made end-user environments costly to run and difficult to change. In doing so, they will embrace approaches that change how users and IT work.

Specific changes I expect are:

  • Applications and device ownership becomes optional for companies and users
  • Support becomes less complex and should drop operational cost
  • Users have access to data from any device, but still adhere to company policies
  • Management of platforms shifts to management of applications
  • Managed applications are delivered to many types of endpoint devices
  • Users have self-service capabilities for file and application recovery

Areas of EUC

Physical Desktop

Despite the drop in PC sales, there will still be plenty of physical desktops in the environment. There are new management tools available that make image and application deployment much easier than some of the legacy tools used today. It would be to your advantage to have a solution that manages the image and applications of both the physical and virtual workstations.

Laptops that Provide Mobility

Mobile working makes it harder to deploy new applications quickly, and also provide OS updates and patching. Keeping systems safe with backups for the mobile work force is a challenge. Having the solution that manages your desktops also manage your mobile worker is a definite advantage.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

In many opinions, over the last few years, VDI has been considered the backbone of EUC. Companies have struggled to obtain the benefit of central management that VDI brings, but perhaps have forced the solution beyond where it makes sense. Now, with better tools to manage the physical endpoints, this allows VDI to provide a solid solution where it fits best.

Tablet and Smartphone Devices

my opinion, there are two ways to look at the management of tablets and Smartphones. Do you manage the device if it is company-owned, or just manage (and protect) a container of company information if the device is personally-owned. Think about the company information at the center of a target with “rings of access” around the center. As a user, the more control you want of the data (read-only vs. edit) the more control you will give to the company to manage your device.

Where does it all go?

Imagine having a core console as an access point for the management of the entire EUC environment. What does this mean?

  • Access to the Window based environment and manage across both the physical and virtual end-points,  such as:
    • Backups
    • Image and application deployment and enforcement
    • Application repairs
    • Users file recovery
    • Complete endpoint recovery
  • Create, configure, manage, and entitle pools for the VDI solution along with the services that allow access to the environment.
  • Seamlessly move physical endpoints to a virtual solution with minimal downtime.
  • Support the mobile work force with recovery and updates as they travel.
  • Mange and deliver legacy applications (through virtualization or app layers) where they are run as long as necessary.
  • Control and deliver, through a catalog service, new applications that are web-based or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) type. As applications are replaced and upgraded, they will move from the legacy solution to the application catalog.

Today, there are solutions that are close to delivering the consolidated management console. What you need is an EUC solution today, which prepares you for your future EUC needs.

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VMware Horizon Mirage with Chuck Mills (@vchuckmills)

In part 1 of a 2 part series Chuck Mills takes us through an overview of VMware Horizon Mirage and live demo.  Chuck will be back with us on July 24th to continue with the live demo and answer more of your questions.  Also a special thanks to Chris Halstead for support all the great quesitons on Twitter with the #vBrownBag hash tag.

Follow this link to watch the session


Thank You,


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