Tag Archives: VDI

PCoIP in a Dedicated Desktop Pool

Great post Nick, wouldn’t have thought to try that.

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Boot Camp Cisco VXI Smart Solutions

Not sure where this was hiding on the VMware community boot camp page a few weeks ago!

Great free resources on VMware Horizon Manager and ThinApp Factory

Here are some great, and free (Thank you!), reads on VMware Horizon Manager and ThinApp Factory which are part of Mike Laverick‘s latest book on VMware View.

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-20095

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/413086

VMware View Client with Local Mode: Curious about how it works?

Great article over at the VMware End-User Computing Blog on VMware View Client Local Mode.

http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2012/08/vmware-view-client-local-mode-curious-how-works.html

Do your virtual desktop users need to disconnect from the network, travel with their laptops, and use their virtual desktops offline? Or do you have a bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) program and want to install a corporate virtual desktop on users’ computers? VMware View Client with Local Mode is the answer for these user scenarios.

This blog post is about the clever workings of VMware View Client with Local Mode. This kind of information fascinates me, and if it fascinates you, read on….

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop – Day 10 – The End….

Not really the end, time to implement!

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop – Day 10

Install and Config of vCenter Ops Manager for View

‘vCOps’

Capacity mgmt, monitoring ensuring end user experience

Based on VCOps Manager 5, optimized for View
vCOps for view is stand alone

Reactive problem solving & Proactive monitoring
– Monitor, isolate, remediate problems
– Plan, optimize, automate maintenace

Solves slow view deployments, move form pilot to prod.

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A Few Pointers When Upgrading VMware View to 5.1

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp Day 8 PCoIP

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp – Day 8

PCoIP Optimzation

Real-protocol – like VoIP
Host-based pixel encoding – onlyl change pixels are sent
UDP based – no TCP overhead, app layer reliability

PCoIP Protocol Features
“Build to lossless” – lower quality updates on images in motion until static
Utilizes multiple codec dependig on content
Adaptive bandwidth consumption – uses as much bandwidth as possilbe
Client side caching of frequent data
WMI session monitoring

Text Codec
– Lossless text
– Increased compression on ClearType
– 10-20% bandwidth savings

Disable Build-to-lossless
– Build to “preceptually” lossless, cant tell for most use cases
– 10-15% bandwidth savings

Client-Side Caching
– Store frequent content on endpoint
– Sends ‘address’ and ‘location of content
– 30-40% bandwidth savings

PCoIP Monitoring tools
– Lakeside SysTrack
– Liquidware Labs
– Xangati

Free
– Perfmon
– PCoIP Log Viewer

SSL VPN encaps UDP in TCP packets, lose UDP benefits
Bypass WAN acceleration and IDS/IPS

Avoid usecases with round trip 300ms latency

Continue reading VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp Day 8 PCoIP

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp Day 6

Sorry for the lack of notes, have setup enough radius servers that it all made sense.  Still a good view though, nice to see PhoneFactor still around!!

 

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp – Day 6

Setting Up Radius 2-Factor Authentication Best Practices

– Intro to radius Auth
– Setup radius
– Config View for radius
– HA for radius
– Troubleshooting

Radius used for AAA, RFC 2865 2866
View 5.1 and newer for 2 factor auth
View user supplies credentials, view connection server talks to Radius

Setup radius
Config view for radius via view admin
– If RSA SecurID, use that instead of radius

If multiple, setup on each connection server – select/existing created for first server

 

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Day 5

Day 5 – VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop

TrendMicro – Agentless AV

Zero footprint, agentless via VMware API

VMware vSheild end point on ESX
Trend Micro Deep Security installed, integrated with vCenter, drivers installed, Virtual appliance deployed

Profile based
– Settings/features

Mobile Secure Desktop Profiles:
– Knowledge Worker
– Power User
– KW – Traveling
Diff VMs in diff folders

Continue reading VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Day 5

VMware View Secure Mobile Desktop Day 4

VMware View Bootcamp Mobile Secure Desktop – Day 4

Overview – Advanced Security and Networking for VMware using F5 Big-IP

Overcomes 10k pod limit by load balancing multiple pods

How F5 addresses security, performance, availability/scalability and user experience

User Experience
– Performance over WAN
– Access methods / complexity
– Login steps
Security
– Encrypt all WAN traffic
– Unified Access (local vs remote and mobile)
– Integration with exisiting authentication
– Integrity
Scalability
– Scaling VDM servers without more power or rack
– Ensure availability
– Unite multiple pods or sites

Continue reading VMware View Secure Mobile Desktop Day 4