VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials is published by Packt Publishing in March 2014. This book has 158 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781782172376.
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 from this book
- 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
This book uses a step-by-step approach to teach you how to design, deploy, and manage a Horizon Workspace based on real world experience. Written in an easy-to-follow style, this book explains the terminology in a clear and concise manner. Each feature is explained starting at a high level and then drilling down into the technical detail, using diagrams and screenshots
Who this book is written for
This book is perfect for IT administrators who want to deploy a solution to centrally manage access to corporate applications, data, and virtual desktops using Horizon Workspace. You need to have some experience in delivering BYOD initiatives and delivering applications from the Cloud (SaaS).