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Solution

  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon

Type

  • Blog

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Announcement

Product

  • App Volumes
  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service
  • Unified Access Gateway
  • Workspace ONE Access
  • Workspace ONE Intelligence
  • Workspace ONE UEM

Phase

  • Design

Senior Staff Architect, End User Computing, VMware.
Graeme is a Senior Staff Architect on our VMware EUC Technical Marketing team. In this role, he develops technical deep dives and reference architecture papers for Workspace ONE and Horizon. Additionally, he helps develop tools that assist the implementation of VMware EUC solutions.

Announcing the Updated VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture

July 07, 2020

The VMware EUC Technical Marketing team has been hard at work, and I am delighted to announce an update to the VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture.

The Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture 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.

This update adds new content, covering new topics, while existing content has been updated to include the latest guidance and features from the latest releases.

  • Workspace ONE UEM – New design content was added on using Mobile Application Management (MAM) with bring your own device (BYOD). A whole new section was added to the Workspace ONE UEM Configuration appendix on using Intelligent Hub and Workspace ONE Apps on Android and iOS devices without also requiring full mobile device management (MDM).
  • Workspace ONE Intelligence - Content was updated to add information about risk analytics. The app analytics was updated with information about the Workspace ONE Intelligence SDK.
  • Unified Access Gateway - Design guidance was updated to incorporate new sizing guidance that also includes how to size and scale when combining multiple services on the same set of Unified Access Gateways. The recommendations were also updated to reflect the change to using Per-App Tunnel instead of Tunnel Proxy.
  • Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure - The “Network Design” section was expanded, with multiple scenarios and network diagrams to describe how Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure supports the Microsoft Azure network architectures, including the hub-spoke network topology. The “Scalability and Availability” section was rewritten to more distinctly cover the two topics. New content was added to more clearly show a single-site design.
  • Dynamic Environment Manager - All content was updated to use version 9.11. A whole new appendix on Dynamic Environment Manager configuration was added that covers a variety of recommendations for implementing, deploying, and managing.
  • App Volumes – All sections were rewritten to reflect the changes and updates in App Volumes 4. Added a new section, “Replicate Application Packages and Reconstruct Relationships and Entitlements,” to “Appendix E: App Volumes Configuration.”
  • Other Updates – Load balancing was changed to use the VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (formerly Avi Vantage by Avi Networks). The Workspace ONE Access integration details for some products was updated. A new section on the Horizon Control Plane and services it provides was added.

As with each update we do to the VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture, we test and validate the component design and build, service build, integration, and user workflow to ensure that all objectives are met and that use cases are delivered properly. This includes building out a fully production-ready environment to ensure that everything that is written about is practical and that real-world implementation is achievable.

Go read the VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture guide to understand the changes, absorb the new design guidance, and learn how to apply it all to your design.

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July 07, 2020

Senior Staff Architect, End User Computing, VMware.
Graeme is a Senior Staff Architect on our VMware EUC Technical Marketing team. In this role, he develops technical deep dives and reference architecture papers for Workspace ONE and Horizon. Additionally, he helps develop tools that assist the implementation of VMware EUC solutions.

Comments

Doug Mair
Hi, The reference architecture is still referring to Horizon 7 including the use of components JMP servers. I'm struggling to find architectural overviews of Horizon 8. Can you help me find this? There is a very handy diagram for network connects for 7 which would be good to see updated for 8: https://techzone.vmware.com/resource/network-ports-vmware-horizon-7#section1 Thanks.
By Doug Mair
September 10, 2020
Graeme Gordon
We are in the process of updating the reference architecture to cover Horizon 8. The RA work is not quick though as we build, integrate and validate every product across our stack into a production ready environment before writing about it. We do that with GA code so we were only able to start when Horizon 8 released. The good news is that the architecture of Horizon 8 is the same as Horizon 7. We use the same pod and block constructs, sizing, and availability are all done in the same way. All of the ports for Horizon 8 are the same as they were for Horizon 7, so the ports guide and diagrams are all applicable. I'm trying to work out how to update the versioning, the wording, and the URL to indicate that.
By Graeme Gordon
September 10, 2020
Doug Mair
Thanks Graeme.
By Doug Mair
September 11, 2020