October 2013 archive

Horizon View support and interoperability with Horizon Mirage

It took a little while, but the Horizon Mirage support for Horizon View is here! In the context of VDI, Mirage offers centralized image management, and end-point backup and restoration, but it is important to remember that Mirage is also a great tool to manage physical end-points. Let’s go back to virtual desktops…   In …

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What’s New in VMware Horizon View 5.3 (Beyond Marketing)

It’s that time again! VMware just announced VMware Horizon View 5.3 and has also lifted the NDA. Despite being only a ‘dot’ release the Horizon View team added a significant number of features that provide improvements in the areas of performance, user experience and management. Following the format of my previous articles “What’s New (Beyond …

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Video demonstrating Horizon View 3D Graphics with vSGA

vSGA stands for “Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration”. vSGA leverage physical GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) installed locally in each vSphere host to provide hardware accelerated 3D graphics to virtual desktops.   The VMware SVGA 3D graphics driver is currently supported on Windows 7 and 8 virtual desktops for 2D and 3D and is used for both …

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