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What Is VMware Horizon?
September 22, 2020
If you've never heard of VMware Horizon, read this non-technical introduction.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Technical Overview

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps
  • Horizon Cloud Service

Phase

  • Design
How Does VMware Horizon Work?
September 24, 2020
This article describes the various components of VMware Horizon and discusses how they fit together.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Technical Overview

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service

Phase

  • Design

Use-Case

  • Modern Management
  • Windows Delivery
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Quick-Start Tutorial for VMware Horizon 7
January 17, 2019
This Quick-Start tutorial provides a technical overview of VMware Horizon® 7. Set up a proof-of-concept environment and learn how to create VDI desktops, RDSH-published applications, automated desktop pools, and more. Then, enjoy the end-user experience of launching desktops and published applications from various clients.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Quick-Start

Product

  • Horizon

Phase

  • Deploy
Hands-On Lab: VMware Horizon 7 - Getting Started with App and Desktop Virtualization
October 23, 2018
Use VMware Horizon 7 to create and manage Instant Clone desktop pools and RDSH farms. Learn common troubleshooting techniques to ensure a great user experience. Consume desktops and apps with a single sign-on experience.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Utility

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Hands-on lab

Product

  • App Volumes
  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps

Phase

  • Design
DEMO: Create an Instant-Clone Desktop Pool in Horizon 7
July 02, 2020
In this demo, you learn about and step through the process of creating an instant-clone desktop pool. This interactive demo gives you the ability to use the Add Desktop Pool wizard, watch the instant-clone publishing and provisioning process, and log in to the newly created desktop.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Utility

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Interactive Demo

Product

  • Horizon

Phase

  • Deploy

Use-Case

  • Modern Management
DEMO: Create an RDSH Server Farm in Horizon 7
July 02, 2020
In this demo, you learn about and step through the process of creating an instant-clone RDSH server farm for published applications and desktops. This interactive demo gives you the ability to use the Add Server Farm wizard, and then watch the instant-clone process unfold, first publishing the master image and then creating the clones.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Utility

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Interactive Demo

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps

Phase

  • Deploy

Use-Case

  • App & Access Management
  • Modern Management
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Understand and Troubleshoot Horizon Connections
April 30, 2020
Before you start troubleshooting Horizon and Blast connections, read this guide to help you understand how a VMware Horizon Client connects to a resource. With this insight, you can determine the best architecture, understand the traffic flow and network ports, and troubleshoot more effectively.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service
External Content
Configure AVI Vantage Load Balancing For VMware Horizon
This article shows how Avi Vantage can be configured for load balancing in VMware Horizon deployments.
Last Updated: February 20, 2020

Type

  • Utility

Level

  • Intermediate
External Content
Avi Vantage Reference Architecture for Horizon
Learn how Avi Vantage can be used as the load balancer for Unified Access Gateways (UAG), Horizon Connection Servers and App Volume Managers deployed as part of the Horizon solution.
Last Updated: February 20, 2020

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate
External Content
GSLB in Avi Vantage for Horizon
Learn to configure Avi Vantage to provide global load balancing for gloablly deployed UAGs with VMware Horizon
Last Updated: February 21, 2020

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate
Creating an Optimized Windows Image for a VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop
January 30, 2020
This guide provides step-by-step instructions to configure a Windows image that performs optimally in a virtual environment, where CPU cores are shared among many VMs.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Operational Tutorial

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps
  • Horizon Cloud Service

OS/Platform

  • Windows 10

Phase

  • Deploy

Use-Case

  • App & Access Management
  • Modern Management
  • Windows Delivery
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These comprehensive resources help you design your Horizon deployment.
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Architecting VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Introduction
April 17, 2019
This is the first in a series of short videos giving an overview to architecting end user computing solutions using VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon. In this first video we explore the why behind a project, defining blueprint solutions, the approach and architectural principles. These videos are introductions and companions to the full architecture detail and guidance available in the reference architecture guide on https://techzone.vmware.com

Solution

  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Reference Architecture

Product

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

Phase

  • Design
Architecting VMware Horizon 7
April 18, 2019
This video explores the architecture of VMware Horizon 7. This is the fifth in a series of short videos giving an overview to architecting end user computing solutions using VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon. These videos are introductions and companions to the full architecture detail and guidance available in the reference architecture guide.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Reference Architecture

Product

  • Horizon

Phase

  • Design

Use-Case

  • Windows Delivery
Architecting Platform and Service Integration
April 18, 2019
This video looks at the integration of products to create a platform and delivery of services to users. This is the last in a series of short videos giving an overview to architecting end user computing solutions using VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon. These videos are introductions and companions to the full architecture detail and guidance available in the reference architecture guide.

Solution

  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Reference Architecture

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service
  • Workspace ONE Access
  • Workspace ONE UEM

Phase

  • Design
VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Reference Architecture
July 01, 2020
This reference architecture provides a framework and guidance for architecting an integrated digital workspace using VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon. 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.

Solution

  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Advanced

Category

  • Reference Architecture

Product

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

OS/Platform

  • Azure
  • Linux
  • Windows 10

Phase

  • Design
  • Deploy

Use-Case

  • Identity / Access Management
  • Secure Remote Access
Implementing the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector
February 27, 2019
In this episode, Rick Terlep explains how to deploy a Horizon 7 Cloud Connector to an existing Horizon 7 implementation.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Advanced

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service
Managing User Experience with VMware Horizon Enterprise Edition
September 19, 2019
This document helps you determine the best combination of Horizon Enterprise Edition technologies for your organization’s needs. The goal is to augment the design concepts in the VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Enterprise Reference Architecture. Will you use full-clone, linked-clone, or instant-clone provisioning? Will you install applications in base images, deliver them virtually, or both? How will you ensure that end users get an experience they want while IT gains operational efficiencies? These and a number of additional questions will need to be answered based on your organization’s requirements.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • App Volumes
  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps

Phase

  • Design
  • Optimize

Use-Case

  • App & Access Management
Introducing the VMware Digital Workspace Topology Tool
February 04, 2019
The VMware Digital Workspace Topology tool is now available! By generating architectural diagrams of the digital workspace, this tool helps you design your deployment and understand its networking requirements. In addition to spinning up a diagram from the tool itsself, you can also generate an architecture diagram using the specifications defined in the Digital Workspace Designer. This flexibility provides a comprehensive design of your architecture no matter where you are in your digital workspace journey.

Solution

  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon

Type

  • Blog

Level

  • Overview

Category

  • Announcement

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service
  • Workspace ONE Access
  • Workspace ONE UEM

Phase

  • Manage

Use-Case

  • App & Access Management
  • Identity / Access Management
Design
Digital Workspace Topology Tool
The VMware Digital Workspace Topology Tool allows you to create a logical architectural diagram by selecting the Workspace ONE and Horizon components. It generates a diagram that shows the selected components and the links between them. The Topology Tool can also be also launched from the Digital Workspace Designer to automatically create an architectural diagram with the components generated as part of a design.
Last Updated: December 12, 2018

Solution

  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon

Type

  • Utility

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Tool

Product

  • Horizon

Phase

  • Design
Best Practices for Published Applications and Desktops in VMware Horizon and VMware Horizon Apps
June 02, 2020
Learn how to optimize performance on your RDSH applications and desktops by following the best practices listed in this guide; some of these include general vSphere, ESXi host sizing, RDSH configuration, Horizon 7, and many more. Also includes best practices for using the VM Hosted Applications feature for desktop application publishing.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps

Phase

  • Design
  • Deploy
  • Optimize

Use-Case

  • Modern Management
  • Windows Delivery
Best Practices for Delivering Microsoft Office 365 in VMware Horizon 7
February 07, 2020
This guide describes how to use VMware Horizon 7 to deliver Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to your end users quickly and efficiently. It explores the use of Microsoft Office 365 in a VMware Horizon 7 environment, and provides tips and best practices that can improve performance and application manageability.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • Horizon
Integrating FSLogix Profile Containers with VMware Horizon
November 19, 2019
This tutorial takes you through the steps to build a nonpersistent desktop service while providing a persistent user experience. You do this by integrating the FSLogix Profile Container with your VMware Horizon implementation using one of two variables: Horizon on vSphere and Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations
  • Operational Tutorial

Product

  • App Volumes
  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Horizon

Phase

  • Deploy
  • Optimize

Use-Case

  • Modern Management
  • Windows Delivery
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Learn about the Blast Extreme remoting display protocol, built by VMware to deliver an immersive, feature-rich user experience for end users, across devices, locations, media, and network connections.
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VMware Blast Extreme Optimization Guide
March 31, 2020
Although this next-generation display protocol is designed to provide an excellent out-of-the-box configuration for most use cases, some network conditions and applications require additional tuning. This guide tells you how to configure and optimize Blast Extreme for these situations.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps
  • Horizon Cloud Service

Phase

  • Deploy
  • Optimize

Use-Case

  • Windows Delivery
VMware Blast Extreme Display Protocol in Horizon 7
April 22, 2020
This guide provides a technical description of the Blast Extreme display protocol, including its benefits, security features, and deployment options.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • Horizon

Phase

  • Design
  • Deploy

Use-Case

  • Windows Delivery
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Network Ports in VMware Horizon
October 15, 2020
This document lists port requirements for connectivity between the various components and servers in a VMware Horizon® on vSphere deployment. This document applies to all versions of Horizon 8 2006 onwards.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Advanced

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • App Volumes
  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Horizon
  • Unified Access Gateway
  • Workspace ONE Access

Phase

  • Deploy

Use-Case

  • Secure Remote Access
  • Windows Delivery
Network Ports in VMware Horizon 7
May 28, 2020
This document lists port requirements for connectivity between the various components and servers in a VMware Horizon® 7 deployment. This document applies to all versions of Horizon 7 from 7.0 onwards.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • App Volumes
  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Horizon
  • Unified Access Gateway
  • Workspace ONE Access

Phase

  • Deploy

Use-Case

  • Secure Remote Access
  • Windows Delivery
Zero Trust Secure Access to Traditional Applications with VMware
November 01, 2019
This guide addresses one of the use cases involved in building a Zero Trust security environment: securing traditional, Windows-based applications. VMware Horizon virtual desktops and published applications can be used to isolate and modernize traditional applications, thereby building a bridge between the traditional architecture and the future based on Zero Trust. This guide describes how VMware can cover the five pillars of trust in the Zero Trust architecture, provide visibility and analytics, and allow you to build automation and orchestration.

Solution

  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Horizon
  • NSX for Horizon
  • Unified Access Gateway
  • Workspace ONE Access
  • Workspace ONE Intelligence
  • Workspace ONE UEM

OS/Platform

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows 10

Phase

  • Design

Use-Case

  • App & Access Management
  • Business Continuity
  • Modern Management
  • Windows Delivery
  • Zero Trust
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These videos provide a technical walk-through for a few of the key features of Horizon.
VMware Horizon 7 v7.2: Smart Policies for Horizon Applications - Feature Walk-through
July 06, 2017
Important: This video is dated, but it still contains relevant and valuable information. Learn how VMware Horizon Smart Policies customize the user experience as they run a Horizon remote application. You will see an example of how Horizon Smart Policies are configured and their impact on user experience. Learn more at https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/07/vmware-horizon-7-2-horizon-client-4-5_whats_new.html.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps

Phase

  • Manage

Use-Case

  • Windows Delivery
VMware Horizon 7 v7.4: Session Collaboration - Feature Walk-through
April 26, 2018
Important: Although this video refers to a previous product version, the feature remains unchanged in the current product version. This video describes the VMware Horizon Session Collaboration feature in detail, demonstrates how to initiate, manage, and use this powerful tool for users to collaborate in real-time for standard and high-end graphical use cases over the Blast Extreme protocol.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Horizon

Phase

  • Manage
VMware Horizon 7 v7.5: Cloud Pod Architecture - Feature Walk-through
June 28, 2018
This video provides a technical walk-through of the Horizon 7 Cloud Pod Architecture feature. It includes a demo of setting up a federation between an on-premises Horizon pod and one hosted in VMware Cloud on AWS - this is a new feature with Horizon 7 v 7.5.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service

Phase

  • Manage
VMware Horizon 7.9: Enhanced Drag and Drop - Feature Walk-through
July 02, 2019
In this short feature overview video, we will look at the new enhanced drag-and-drop feature for the Mac and Windows Clients with VMware Horizon 7.9 and the Horizon Client 5.1. VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions empower the digital workspace by simplifying app & access management, unifying endpoint management & transforming Windows delivery. To learn more visit Digital Workspace Tech Zone at https://techzone.vmware.com

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps

OS/Platform

  • macOS
  • Windows 10
VMware Horizon 7.9: Desktop Application Publishing - Feature Walk-through
July 02, 2019
In this feature walk-through, we cover the new desktop application publishing feature, which allows publishing applications from Windows 10. VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions empower the digital workspace by simplifying app & access management, unifying endpoint management & transforming Windows delivery. To learn more visit Digital Workspace Tech Zone at https://techzone.vmware.com

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps

OS/Platform

  • Windows 10
VMware Horizon 7.9: Update Hosted Application Icons - Feature Walk-through
July 02, 2019
In this feature walk-through, we take a look at the new VMware Horizon 7.9 feature to update hosted application icons. VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions empower the digital workspace by simplifying app & access management, unifying endpoint management & transforming Windows delivery. To learn more visit Digital Workspace Tech Zone at https://techzone.vmware.com

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Apps
  • Workspace ONE Access

OS/Platform

  • Windows 10
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VMware Unified Access Gateway: Scaling, Upgrades & Troubleshooting - Feature Walk-through
December 13, 2017
This video is fifth in a series of five covering the VMware Unified Access Gateway. This includes details on scaling, upgrading, authentication options, logs and some troubleshooting. Learn more at http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/10/vmware-unified-access-gateway-technical-deep-dive.html.

Solution

  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Advanced

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service
  • Unified Access Gateway
  • Workspace ONE UEM

Phase

  • Manage

Use-Case

  • Secure Remote Access
VMware Horizon 7 v7.5: Help Desk Tool - Feature Walk-through
June 21, 2018
Important: Although the UI has changed since this asset was created, the concepts and procedures are still very relevant. This video walks through a complete overview and demonstration of the Horizon Help Desk Tool along with the enhancements included with the new VMware Horizon 7.5 release.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Video

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Feature Walk-through

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service

OS/Platform

  • Linux

Phase

  • Manage
Understand and Troubleshoot Horizon Connections
April 30, 2020
Before you start troubleshooting Horizon and Blast connections, read this guide to help you understand how a VMware Horizon Client connects to a resource. With this insight, you can determine the best architecture, understand the traffic flow and network ports, and troubleshoot more effectively.

Solution

  • Horizon

Type

  • Document

Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Deployment Considerations

Product

  • Horizon
  • Horizon Cloud Service
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