VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions is Available Now

VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions [The Book] is Available Now on Kindle and paperback.


I would like to acknowledge the hard work from Jason Langone who has done most of the heavy-lifting and writing for this book, the foreword from Simon Bramfitt, and the review work from Raymond van’t Hag.


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  • Written by VMware experts Jason Langone and Andre Leibovici, this book is a complete guide to planning and designing a solution based on VMware View 5.
  • Secure your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by having firewalls, antivirus, virtual enclaves, USB redirection and filtering and smart card authentication.
  • Analyze the strategies and techniques used to migrate a user population from a physical desktop environment to a virtual desktop solution.
  • A learn-by-example based approach that focuses on key concepts to provide the foundation to solve real world problems.

What you will learn from this book

  • Analyze the strategies and techniques used to migrate a user population from a physical desktop environment to a virtual desktop solution.
  • Decide whether to use persistent or non-persistent vDesktops, which impacts many areas of the overall VDI including storage, desktop pools and management.
  • Understand how end devices such as thick client, thin client, zero clients and other devices, such as the Apple iPad, are supported by VMware View.
  • Correctly size the VDI and avoid slow logons, poor PCoIP performance, authentication errors, random failures, and more.
  • Analyze all of the potential points of failure within a VDI and provide redundancy for each component.
  • Effectively plan the storage design for your VDI.
  • Ensure regular backups are taken to ensure a quick recovery in times of failure.
  • Understand various VDI design considerations for disaster recovery.

In Detail

VMware View is a desktop virtualization solution that helps organizations automate desktop and application management, reduce costs, and increase data security through centralization of the desktop environment.

Written by VMware experts Jason Langone and Andre Leibovici, this book is meant as a guide for architects, solution providers, consultants, engineers and anyone planning to design and implement a solution based on VMware View 5. This book will pull information and expertise from real world scenarios so as to maximize practical learning. It will explain the settings and configurations needed to have a successful desktop virtualization solution as well as the ‘why’ behind the decisions.

This book is not meant to replace the official Administration or Installation Guides for VMware View or ThinApp published by the great people at VMware. The material in this book should be used during the design phase, which is before an implementation is underway. All components of a VMware View solution will be covered.

This book uses case studies from the real world including:

  • Hotel Kiosk – VDI solution used in a hotel lobby to provide basic connectivity to its guests
  • Federal agency with classified and unclassified information – VDI used to allow analysts to securely connect to both a classified and unclassified network from the same device
  • Remote Office – VDI used to provide connectivity to offshore developers
  • Out-of-band Scientist – VDI used to provide a secure desktop environment to scientists fighting disease in remote locales


This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net.




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    • Steve Lavoie on 06/18/2012 at 10:44 am

    I started to read it on Safari and I found it very nicely done. Good work to you and M. Langone!

  1. @Steve Lavoie
    Thanks for the feedback. I hope you enjoy it!


  2. Great book and great work! Could not wait hard copy to arrive, purchased the ebook version yesterday as well. I loved the content of this book. Especially sizing, solution example for 25000 seats, redundancy and PCoIP section were very detailed.

  3. Hi Andrei! great job my friend. Simply incredible. I buyed your book with pre-order 3 or 4 months ago. I dont remember where i buyed your wonderful book but i.m sure in Amazon dont pay it.
    Can you say me about it?
    Sorry for my inconvenniences

    A greetings.

  4. @Miguel Angel Alonso
    All pre-orders have been cancelled due to a publisher’s error. You were not charged.
    Now you need to go to Amazon and place a new order. Sorry about that.


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