Release: VMware Horizon View 6.0

In April this year, VMware announced version 6 of its end user computing suite: Horizon. Yesterday VMware View, the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and now also the Remote Desktop Services was quietly released by VMware. Starting with this version VMware not only provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on View, but now also provides a Server Based Computing (SBC) solution leveraging Remote Desktop Services (RDS) from Microsoft. With the addition of SBC, VMware is now capable Read more [...]

Release: VMware Horizon View 5.3

Last week VMware released version 5.3 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product Horizon View. With this release, VMware also updated the View clients to version 2.2. Version 3.5 was announced during VMworld Europe in October last year, together with vCloud Automation Center 6.0, vCloud Operations Management Suite 5.8, vCenter Log Insight 1.5, IT Business Management Suite 8.0 and Horizon Mirage 4.3. Version 5.3 provides the following new features and support as detailed in the release Read more [...]

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

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

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 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: Project Virtual Reality Check Phase V

Sven Huisman, technical consultant at PQR, Dennis Geerlings, Consultant at Login VSI, Jeroen van de Kamp, Enterprise Architect and CTO at Login Consultants and Ruben Spruijt, Technology Officer at PQR just announced a new paper titled: Project VRC: Phase V Antivirus impact and best practices on VDI. The paper which contains 80 pages gives some valuable insight on the impact of using Antivirus solutions in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment. The tests were conducted using the following Read more [...]

ALERT: Do not upgrade to VMware vSphere 5.1 if you are using VMware View 5.1.1 or older!

If you have VMware View 5.1.1 or older running, do not upgrade to the new release of vSphere 5.1. Currently there are NO VERSIONS of View which support VMware vSphere 5.1. As a general rule, support for a new version of vSphere takes a new release of View. It was thought that View 5.1.1 might support vSphere 5.1 but a bug was found during testing and stopped this. If VMware View 5.1.2 is released with vSphere 5.1 support you'll be ready for the upgrade and if vSphere is patched first you Read more [...]

Teradici Firmware Version 4 and Certificates

After upgrading to VMware View Version 5.1 it has become apparent that certificate configurations are a huge part of getting the environment functioning at all. The VIEW Installation guides are good resources just read carefully. This post is relative to the teradici thin clients like the Wyse P20's or Samsun All in One monitors. I have seen a lot of posts in the communities on this certificate topic and what certificates are required to be stored on the Teradici based devices. First we need to Read more [...]