Horizon 7.1 | Everything you need to know [Updated]

VMware released the highly anticipated Horizon 7.1 this week and there are all sorts of enhancements and new features related to the next-gen virtual desktop infrastructure. Here’s your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know. [Update] Check out the new Horizon 7.1 Technical Overview Video on YouTube and ensure sure your environment is configured properly … More Horizon 7.1 | Everything you need to know [Updated]

Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

Interested in a pre-packaged Ubuntu OVA for Horizon 7? See my latest project here! :: This post has been updated to included changes for Horizon 7.1 and Ubuntu 16.04. Any Horizon 7.1 specific callouts will be in GREEN :: One of the more popular posts on That Virtual Boy has been Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6. That post was … More Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

Upgrading a Horizon View Environment

The below links assume a Horizon 5.x environment. The same general process should be followed for Horizon 6 using the appropriate documentation. Some prerequisites that I would highly recommend before performing any actual upgrades are: 1)      Perform an end-to-end backup of your environment (kb.vmware.com/kb/1008046) 2)      Review the Network Port Requirements for View: (kb.vmware.com/kb/1027217) // Be … More Upgrading a Horizon View Environment

Running the VMware Horizon View Client 3.2 in Ubuntu (and Ubuntu derivatives)

Have you ever felt like a Linux user in a Windows VDI world? You’re not alone! Any Linux fans that are familiar with the world of VDI know that the VMware View Client for Linux has appeared stuck at version 2.2 for what seems like forever. Then in December of 2014, we were given a … More Running the VMware Horizon View Client 3.2 in Ubuntu (and Ubuntu derivatives)

How to tell who deleted your Horizon View VM

It’s happened to all of us – we go to find a particular desktop in the View Inventory only to find it’s not there. You didn’t delete, so who did? Luckily we know better than to survey our co-workers – we can confirm from the logs! On the Connection Server, navigate to C:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\logs and check … More How to tell who deleted your Horizon View VM