VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions [The Book]


Looks like we finally have a face for our book. Jason Langone and I have been on and off working on this VDI book.

Many things happened since we started writing the book –  I changed jobs and countries, Langone changed jobs too, VMware View 5.0 was released, issues with the publisher etc…

I will spare you from the dramas.

The book is scheduled for June, 2012 but we are working to publish it as soon as possible, specially because VMware View.Next should be out sooner than later.

The book will be available on book shops such as Barnes and Noble, but will also be available on Amazon.com. At this stage I am not certain we will have a Kindle version but I really would like to have it. I am personally a big adopter of digital books.

[PRE-ORDER] Yes, you can pre-order the book at the publishers site at http://www.packtpub.com/vmware-view-5-desktop-virtualization-solutions/book



  • 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 Virual 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 problemsWhat you will learn from this book
  • Analyse 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
  • Analyse 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 recoveryIn 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. Visit myvirtualcloud.net for more articles about Virtualization, VDI and End User Computing.


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    • Beew on 01/21/2012 at 5:54 am

    I pre-ordered the book last night ! I’m looking forward reading the book, especially because it provides me an overview of all aspects of desktop virtualization.

    Thanks for sharing the information. It’s of great value to me.

  1. Hi Andre,

    Really looking forward to this book! I wil certainly buy one when it becomes available.

    There’s a little mistype in the post. You say the book is scheduled for june 2011, but you’re working on releasing it before that. I think you mean it’s scheduled for June 2012 😉

    Again, can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.



  2. @Beew
    Thanks for the pre-order and support.


  3. @Arjantim
    Nice… thanks for the comment. I have fixed the year.


    • suchit on 03/08/2012 at 1:27 am


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