Horizon 6, Horizon 6.1, Horizon 6.2

Horizon View best practices: Multi VLAN Network

When implementing Horizon View Pools with a number of desktops that exceeds the limit of a single 24 bit subnet, it is very wise to think about properly designing and configure your network infrastructure for your VDI environment. Several best practice are available to do this and I will explain the one I am using in this post. But why? The answer is fairly simple. Imagine a Horizon View Environment with 2000 desktops. The easiest way of arranging network connectivity would  be to create a massive subnet in which all of those desktops can be added. But when thinking of broadcast…

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VMworld 2015: EUC Will Rock You!

Best. Week. Ever. That’s basically what I think during every VMworld event. After all the announcements in San Francisco earlier this year, it’s pretty excited in EUC land. Sanjay Poonen made it pretty clear when ending his part of the EUC keynote singing “EUC WILL ROCK YOU!” while drummers were playing the beats of Queen’s We will rock you. That man is bad ass. Project Enzo One of my main goals for this year’s edition was to get more insights in Project Enzo. Enzo will be available next year and is going to be an addition to the current Horizon…

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How to decide which application delivery method is the right one?

During the last couple of months I got a lot of questions about the different deployment methods that can be used to deliver an application to the end user in a BYOD enabled business. Within the VMware Horizon Suite there are multiple different solutions. But when adding AirWatch to your infrastructure, it can be quite difficult to choose the right method. Keep in mind that the most important thing when choosing a methodology is that you want to satisfy the end user. The end user needs to have the smoothest user experience possible. And you need to provide that smooth…

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My first experience in the UAE

As some of you may have read on my twitter account, I’m currently busy on an awesome EUC engagement. Basically designing a new VDI infrastructure with Horizon View, App Volumes, RDSH Application Pools, UEM and vROPS for View. The architecture will be spread across two datacenters and Cloud Pod Architecture will be used to make sure pools are available at both sites. A PoC with Nvidia Grid will be part of the project and everything will run on top of Vblocks and XtremeIO. Pretty cool right? This post isn’t technical though. It’s basically about my experiences as a Dutch guy that…

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UEM 8.7 is GA!

Yesterday, VMware brought 3 new versions of existing products to the GA status. Horizon Flex 1.6, Identity Manager 2.4 and User Environment Manager 8.7. That last one caught my eye. Mostly because I am busy on a project right now in which I will implement UEM on a Horizon View environment en will benefit with new features. So what are those new features: Session detection UEM is now able to detect all sorts of session types: PcoIP connections, Blast connections, RDP connections and last but not least Citrix connections. Client name/IP detection VMware added Support for detecting Client IP/Client Name in Horizon View….

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VMware Identity Manager 2.4 announced today!

Exciting times in the EUC world these days. VMworld 2015 in San Francisco was full announcements of cool new stuff like Project A2, Horizon 6.2 and of course more details on Project Enzo. As a dessert, today VMware announced a new version of the Identity Manager (vIDM). vIDM is the rebranded Workspace Portal solution. In the current 2.1 version it’s still Workspace Portal with a different name, but with 2.4 the rebranding is completed. Here is a list of some of the new features which are worth mentioning: Support for Horizon 6 Apps via HTML Access It’s finally possible to…

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VMworld 2015 day 2: More EUC announcements

As I mentioned in this earlier post, VMware announced Horizon 6.2 with tons of new features. Besides Horizon 6.2, new products were announced that will bring the End User Computing portfolio and it’s cool products more together (like I predicted in this post). VMware Identity Manager Advanced First of all, VMware Identity Manager Advanced was announced. vIDM Advanced is a combination of the vIDM (the product formerly known as Workspace Portal) and some bits and pieces of AirWatch. vIDM has it’s strong Identity Management solution. But when needing a complete chain of security with all sorts of devices and a…

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What’s new in VMware Horizon 6.2

What’s new in VMware Horizon 6.2 Today, VMware announced Horizon 6.2. In this post I will explain some of the features which are new. Windows 10 Windows 10 is fully supported as both a desktop guest OS as well as an Horizon Client. Also, smart card support for Windows 10 is added. RDSH One of the coolest features in Horizon 6.2 is the added functionality of the View Composer. It is now possible to provision RDS hosts as a linked clone and build/manage your RDSH server farms automated. Pretty awesome right? vDGA and vGPU support is added to RDSH server farms…

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vExpert 2015

When I started this blog last year, my main reason was to get people as enthusiastic and passionate about VMware products and End User Computing as I am. I truly never thought that VMware would give me the honor of becoming a vExpert. Especially so soon. So from now on, vHojan.nl is vExpert-powered.. 🙂 Also congratulations to my ITQ colleagues Marco van Baggum (@vMbaggum, vMbaggum.nl), Dennis Hoegen Dijkhof (Dutch VMUG leader, @vDennisHD, automate-it.today) and Christiaan Roeleveld (@vChrisR, automate-it.today) for achieving the same recognition.

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