Announcing the Updated VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture
JUST OUT: An even newer VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture has just been released!
The updated VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture is now available and provides a framework and guidance for architecting using VMware Workspace ONE, VMware Horizon 7, or VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure, whether using cloud-based deployments or installing on-premises.
Design guidance is given for each product—with a corresponding component design chapter devoted to each product—followed by chapters that provide best practices for integrating the components into a complete platform.
New content has been added to cover new topics and products to give architectural guidance.
- A whole new design section has been added on VMware Workspace ONE Assist. There is also a new appendix covering the failover process for an active/passive on-premises Workspace ONE Assist deployment.
- VMware Unified Access Gateway has added support for the Workspace ONE UEM service called Secure Email Gateway (SEG), along with a new XL sizing option to support that.
- Unified Access Gateway has also added the option to integrate with a third-party SAML IdP (identity provider) to provide authentication into Horizon.
- Workspace ONE Intelligence has added the ability to deploy the connector in a highly available manner.
There were also a couple of product renames that are reflected in this update. These renames did not alter any of the previous design guidance.
- VMware Identity Manager was renamed to Workspace ONE Access.
- User Environment Manager was renamed to Dynamic Environment Manager.
The design updates reflected in this new version of the VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture have undergone testing and validation with regards to component design and build, service build, integration, and user workflow to ensure that all objectives are met, that use cases are delivered properly, and that real-world implementation is achievable. The design decisions made for the environment that was built are listed throughout the document, along with the rationale for each decision and descriptions of the design considerations.
Go read the VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture guide to understand the changes and new features and learn how to apply them to your design.