VMware Horizon Suite 2013 (x32/x64) (VMware View) | 7.79 Gb
VMware offers medium and large organizations a new approach to the construction of infrastructure, desktop users within the concept of virtual desktops (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VDI). This solution, formerly bore the name of the VMware VDI, now called VMware View. However, this is not just a change of name - it is completely finished concept of providing a reliable, secure mobile and desktop infrastructure.
The essence of the concept is that - desktop users are placed in virtual machines running on VMware ESX platform running VMware vCenter ( formerly VirtualCenter). Infrastructure that is part of the solution serves VMware Virtual Infrastructure. As part of the organizational solutions ( RMS- user connections , deploying virtual machines , etc.) take on the components of the product VMware View.
The package consists of three main components:
VMware Horizon View - a comprehensive solution for desktop virtualization .
VMware Horizon Mirage - a product which we wrote about here . This solution allows you to create the image of the user's workstation , dividing it into layers ( system , applications , and user data and settings ) , and then centrally manage these images. That is, it is a product for physical media ( and now it is not integrated with VMware View).
VMware Horizon Workspace - a combination of two exciting products - Horizon Data ( formerly Project Octopus - a decision a la corporate Dropbox, which we have a lot of pisalivot here) , and Horizon Application Manager - a solution for the Federation of SaaS- applications and VDI- services.
So, what is a VDI- architecture solutions from VMware:
Requirements for VMware View infrastructure of the company :
The number of desktops in the organization or unit, which implements VMware View, should be at least 50-100 . The more - the better. The economic effect of the decision it makes for a large number of virtual desktops .
The infrastructure of the company must be present and run Microsoft Active Directory. VMware View manages the rights of users is based on AD ( although in principle possible , and integration of , for example, Novell eDirectory).
Options for deploying solutions VMware View - a few , so choosing the right deployment model, virtual desktop infrastructure is a key factor that determines how much investment would have to do is how flexible solutions , and how to quickly and safely, users will receive their virtual PCs.
What is the use of virtual desktop infrastructure VMware View for the organization :
Virtual PC are stored on a shared storage system, located in a secure data center . Physical access to the data of employees - is limited.
Centralized deployment of virtual machines to simplify their maintenance and updating . Rather than manage each computer separately, you can update and maintain their complex at the level of virtual infrastructure.
The user can access your PC from any location where there is Internet access. When is this useful? Imagine a situation where your employees are mobile and work with corporate laptops. Lost laptop - lost data, which can get all those who use them to harm the company. Using VMware View, laptops mobile workers become merely a thin clients for virtual desktops in the data center .
Virtual PC saves space occupied in the storage system and maintain one set of operations , hundreds of virtual desktops. It creates a basic disk image with the required applications installed , then VMware View Composer creates for each desktop drive differences (technology Copy On Write), which exist only for the lifetime of the virtual desktop . Thus , making changes to a basic disk , we make changes , and all the desktops are deployed from it .
Getting a virtual desktop On Demand. The specificity of virtual machines allows you within minutes to deploy a new virtual PC on demand from a template, without having to install the OS and applications.
How to use VMware View:
Corporate users with their own virtual PC.
Employees in remote offices or in the fields . Their data is safe in the main data center company.
Users with limited personalization of their desktops (eg , Call- centers or training classes ) . Here are just a suitable base images of virtual PCs.
Mobile workers who work in potentially dangerous in terms of loss or theft of information places. VMware View (VDI) and Terminal Services
When meeting with VMware View , many immediately asked, Well, it's better than Terminal Services?.
Benefits of Terminal Services :
Efficient use of resources (one operating system ) and a high density of users.
Proven Solution (Citrix and Microsoft).
Easy to install one application at once for all users.
Benefits of VDI (VMware View):
Complete isolation of applications and users from each other.
A user can have as many applications in a virtual PC.
Automatic load balancing servers means VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler).
Fault tolerance by means of virtual machines VMware High Availability (HA).
The opportunity to take virtual PC from the data center and take it with you on a laptop in the field where there is no connection to the Internet ( Offline Desktop).
Briefly summarize , VMware View and Terminal Services - are solutions that can be implemented in a company jointly , depending on the needs of users and the infrastructure of the organization .
So, if you buy VMware Horizon View separately , it is still possible to license the number of concurrent connections , but if the solution View bought in the Horizon Suite, you need to have to license each user using Virtual PC ( this may create some noise for organizations using the View for shift workers on the same computer under a single license , for example , call- centers) . If VMware Horizon View bought in the Bundle, VMware ThinApp product is also licensed named users (ThinApp is only in the publication View Horizon Premier).
For all other products of the same type of license , only one - named user .
VMware Horizon Workspace Clients
VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5.0-1318295
Website Developer: http://www.vmware.com
CPU: x8664 compatible
HDD and RAM - the more the better
Architecture: x86, x64
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