Tag Archives: horizon

Horizon View – Session Timeout Changes in 6.x

Here’s something that changed in Horizon View 6.x that we have noticed recently. This particularly affects Zero Client users more, or more specifically clients that are not able to report client activity (if the keyboard and mouse are in use). This came about because of how the clients have changed since 3.0. To a View 5.x… Read More »

View Dashboard warns of pending certificate expiry

This is one of the benefits of running a home lab with a production like deployment. You get to see and experience things which helps you appreciate more on the operations of the environment you design and build. A couple days ago, my View Connection Server started to give a yellow alert in the dashboard.… Read More »

Hidden Gem in View 6.1 and Transparent Page Sharing

I’ve just updated my lab to View 6.1 and came across a nice little gem. This is related to the recent out-of-the-box hardening of vSphere where Transparent Page Sharing is disabled between virtual machines. In case you missed it, I’ve written about it here. If you see the screenshot below, you will see a new… Read More »

Horizon 6 with View – Unofficial Configuration Maximums

I have to start with a disclaimer that this post (and this blog) is not an official guidance from VMware. As my personal practice, I will always try to substantiate what I say & write with official documentation, KB and my experience. Horizon View has gone through lots of improvements over the years and there… Read More »

Horizon 6 (with View) is now GA!

In April 2014, VMware launched Horizon 6, and at 8pm 19 June (PST), it went GA. This is an exciting release as it adds new capabilities and much anticipated feature enabling Hosted Applications! Key notable updates are as follows:- Supported for Hosted Applications – this is a feature that has been hot on the request list,… Read More »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation Categories Explained

In my series of posts pertaining to virtual desktop optimisation, I will add a heading to each post to indicate the area which the settings change will impact. I have classified them into 4 categories. User Experience Resource Optimisation Functionality Administration Next to each area I will indicate the impact one would expect with the set… Read More »

Steps involved in a Greenfield VMware Horizon View Installation

With anything you do, it’s always good to have a design and a plan in mind before you roll up the sleeves and execute. This is particularly critical for any infrastructure deployment. The reason is simple, anything infrastructure related forms part of the foundation for everything else that rides on top. Any architecture with a… Read More »