Month: March 2013

Survey: VMware vSphere storage reservation

Survey: VMware vSphere storage reservation

Frank Denneman senior technical marketing architect within the Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing group at VMware is conducting a survey about storage reservation, a feature coming to vSphere which is currently in development. The current version of Storage I/O Control provides tools to prioritize and provide fairness to I/O streams of virtual machines. However the current version does not provide a function to specify number of IOPS to guarantee a minimum level. Because the storage subsystem Read more […]

USB Device Redirection in VMware Horizon View 5.1 and 5.2

USB Device Redirection in VMware Horizon View 5.1 and 5.2

What Is USB Device Redirection? We are all used to USB devices on laptop or desktop machines. If you are working in a VDI environment such as VMware Horizon View*, you may want to use your USB devices in that virtualized desktop too. USB device redirection is functionality in Horizon View that allows the USB device to be connected to the virtualized desktop as if it had been physically plugged into it. USB Redirection Changes in VMware View 5.1 The USB device is redirected from the physical device Read more […]

Release: VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1

Release: VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1

At the end of last month, VMware announced the Horizon Suite, part of the Horizon suite is VMware’s VDI product view which was rebranded to VMware Horizon View and at that time updated to version 5.2. Yesterday VMware released Feature Pack 1 for Horizon View adding the following functionality:   Support for accessing View desktops using HTML, by installing the Remote Experience Agent with the HTML Access Agent Unity Touch, allowing users to browse between apps and documents in a native Read more […]

VMware Horizon View 5.2 Reviewer’s Guide

VMware Horizon View 5.2 Reviewer’s Guide

After the release of its end user computing suite named Horizon,VMware published the Horizon View 5.2 Evaluator’s Guide, the aim of the document is to allow users to find a support and learn how to install, configure and use VMware Horizon View 5.2 environment. The Horizon Suite includes VMware Horizon Workspace, VMware Horizon View, and VMware Horizon Mirage.   Horizon Workspace allows users to access with single sign-on to applications, data, and virtual desktops from any mobile device Read more […]

VMware announces end-user computing suite Horizon

VMware announces end-user computing suite Horizon

VMware last week announced a new suite of end-user computing products called the Horizon Suite. The suite bundles a lot of products which either VMware developed themselves, or did acquire in the last couple of years and is part of the vision which VMware already detailedduring the VMware Forum in May last year. The suite consists of VMware’s VDI product View which is now called Horizon View, Horizon Mirage and Horizon Workspace. The suite delivers a complete solution for delivering a consistent Read more […]

Paper: VMware View Infrastructure Resiliency

Paper: VMware View Infrastructure Resiliency

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware View Infrastructure Resiliency: VMware View 5 and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager“. The paper which contains 15 pages provides insight and information on how to increase availability and recoverability of a View infrastructure using VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and common disaster recovery (DR) tools and methodologies.   The paper contains the following sections: Architectural Overview Management Block Desktop Block Creating Read more […]