Great post Nick, wouldn’t have thought to try that.
Not sure where this was hiding on the VMware community boot camp page a few weeks ago!
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.
Great article over at the VMware End-User Computing Blog on VMware View Client Local Mode.
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….
Not really the end, time to implement!
VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop – Day 10
Install and Config of vCenter Ops Manager for View
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.
Requirements Continue reading VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop – Day 10 – The End….
VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp – Day 8
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
– Lossless text
– Increased compression on ClearType
– 10-20% bandwidth savings
– Build to “preceptually” lossless, cant tell for most use cases
– 10-15% bandwidth savings
– Store frequent content on endpoint
– Sends ‘address’ and ‘location of content
– 30-40% bandwidth savings
PCoIP Monitoring tools
– Lakeside SysTrack
– Liquidware Labs
– 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
– Performance over WAN
– Access methods / complexity
– Login steps
– Encrypt all WAN traffic
– Unified Access (local vs remote and mobile)
– Integration with exisiting authentication
– Scaling VDM servers without more power or rack
– Ensure availability
– Unite multiple pods or sites
Continue reading VMware View Secure Mobile Desktop Day 4