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 [...]

Paper: VMware Horizon View Large-Scale Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware Horizon View Large-Scale Reference Architecture“. The paper which contains 30 pages details a reference architecture based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads and infrastructure system configurations. The RA uses the VCE Vblock Specialized System for Extreme Applications, composed of Cisco UCS server blades and EMC XtremIO flash storage, to support a 7,000-user VMware Horizon View 5.2 deployment. Benchmarking was done using the Login VSI Max Read more [...]

Release: VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 2

VMware has released Feature Pack 2 for its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product View. Feature Pack 2 is the follow up of Feature Pack 1 which was released in March this year. The two new features being introduced in Feature Pack 2 are “Real-Time Audio-Video” and “Flash URL Redirection” for live webcast video also improvements were made to Unity Touch. Also the View clients have been updated to support the new features. ”Real-Time Audio-Video” enables Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Read more [...]

Paper: Project VRC: Phase VI – Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI

Project Virtual Reality Check has released a new paper titled: "Phase VI – Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI". The paper which can be downloaded after registration on the Project VRC website contains 56 pages and covers the impact of deploying and using Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Environments. This paper is the follow up of the paper: Project Virtual Reality Check phase V, which covered the impact of Anti Read more [...]

VMware Horizon View 5.2 Performance and Best Practices, and A Performance Deep-Dive on Hardware-Accelerated 3D Graphics

VMware Horizon View 5.2 simplifies desktop and application management while increasing security and control and delivers a personalized high fidelity experience for end-users across sessions and devices. It enables higher availability and agility of desktop services unmatched by traditional PCs while reducing the total cost of desktop ownership and end-users can enjoy new levels of productivity and the freedom to access desktops from more devices and locations while giving IT greater policy control.Recently, Read more [...]

VDI Becomes A Reality for Hospitals

There are two things I normally notice when I visit the doctor – 1) a massive stack of paper medical records and 2) long visit times… The need… I’ve always been huge fan of adopting and evolving the IT services utilized in the medical industry.  Here we have an industry who is pushing the forefront of technology for the analysis and treatment of patients – but plagued by archaic IT and paper based records. In comes the consumerization effect… The Consumerization of IT has been a 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: 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 [...]

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: Performance/Stability issues when using View 5.1.2 Agent on physical machine based desktops

VMware is warning about the View 5.1.2 upgrade if physical machines are used as desktops behind the brokers. Please read the following KB article... Here is the link to the original article:   Performance/Stability issues when using View 5.1.2 Agent on physical machine based desktops Symptoms In environments with the 5.1.2 Agent installed on physical machines, broker performance Read more [...]