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Managing User Experience with VMware Horizon Enterprise Edition
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.
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Applies to: VMware Horizon 7; VMware Horizon 8; VMware Horizon Cloud Service
Considerations you must take into account when creating a Windows system image are much different if you plan to deploy virtual desktops rather than physical desktops:
Physical desktops – Resource usage on a physical machine impacts only the user who is using that machine. The operating system on a physical machine determines whether or not resources are available. One-time actions impact the user only the first time they are performed because the machine is never refreshed. For example, a user typically gets a new user profile the first time they log on, and they continue to use that same profile with all subsequent logons.
Virtual desktops – In contrast, in a virtual environment, the guest operating system behaves as if it has exclusive access to the CPU cores, but in reality the cores are shared between 2 to 8 virtual machines. When using nonpersistent VMs or user profiles, the actions that are intended to run only once could run every time a user logs on.
Whether you are new to Horizon 7 or Horizon Cloud, or you are an experienced user, this guide covers ways to meet the challenges of today’s events, as well as to be better prepared for business continuity and disaster recovery in the future. It starts by reflecting on the current state of your deployment, conducts a health check to solidify your existing enterprise, explores a variety of expansion options for new environments and existing ones, covers deployment considerations and best practices, and ends with how to enhance and evolve your deployment to add security, improve user experience, support remote workers, drive digital transformation, and achieve your business continuity goals.
VMware Horizon offers the option to broker access to physical machines. This provides an excellent and familiar experience for employees to allow them to work from home by connecting to their normal office-based machine. Brokering to physical machines can be implemented either with an existing Horizon environment or with a new one. With minimal components required, this solution can be implemented quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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You can find diagrams showing port and protocol requirements for connectivity between components and servers in your deployment of Horizon Cloud Service with Microsoft Azure. Use this guide alongside the port and protocol list in Ports and Protocols Requirements for a Horizon Cloud Pod at the September 2019 Release's Manifest Level, to identify how your end users will connect, and make sure those ports are open for traffic.
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VMware, working closely with Microsoft, is releasing Media Optimization for Microsoft Teams with Horizon 8. This feature improves the end-user experience, decreases load on the data center, and decreases network traffic. Users have the impression that they are on a Teams call in the virtual desktop VM, but the data is actually going directly from the local endpoint to the Internet. This guide describes how the feature works and provides installation instructions and troubleshooting tips.