Desktop Virtualization


What's New in VMware Horizon 8 Version 2111 ESB

See what four features piqued Tom's interest in the new Extended Service Branch (ESB) Maintenance Release.

Replicating Slow Latency on Linux

In demonstrating some monitoring software, Tom needed to replicate a slow network that was being used in a VDI environment. Here's how he did it.

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Creating a Horizon Linux Client, Part 2: Installing the Horizon Client

After previously installing Linux on VMs in three systems, Tom installs the VMware Horizon native client on them to see how they perform.

Creating a Horizon Linux Client, Part 1: Installing Ubuntu 20 Server

Tom shows how to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a wide range of systems, install the Horizon native client and use the systems to connect to remote desktops.

How to Start a Horizon Session from a Linux Command Line

After earlier detailing how to use a .bat file to launch the Horizon client to a Horizon desktop and then adding start-up functionality to the taskbar and Start menu, Tom Fenton turns to Linux.

How to Start a Horizon Session from the Taskbar or Start Menu

After earlier showing how to launch the Horizon Client to a Horizon desktop using a .bat file, Tom explores what else can be done with it.

Using Oracle Cloud, Part 4: Creating an Arm-Based Cloud Desktop

Tom Fenton started this four-part series because he was interested in the Oracle Cloud's new ability to offer Arm-based compute instances, but limited "Always Free" capacity leads to disappointment in the final installment.

Quick Tip: Starting the VMware Horizon Client from the Command Line

VMware makes it possible to launch the Horizon client from the command line and specify the desired screen resolution.

Installing MMR on IGEL OS

Multimedia redirection can greatly increase the number of virtual desktops your VDI hosts can accommodate and lower the cost of your VDI environment.

Why Is Multimedia Redirection (MMR) So Important?

Using MMR, a Unified Communications program runs on the VDI device instead of the ESXI host, increasing the guest density of the host and thus reducing the cost of running each virtual desktop.

Hands on with VMware Horizon 8 Version 2106

After earlier detailing what's new in two Horizon updates, Tom Fenton takes a look at some of the changes included in v2106.

What's New in VMware Horizon 8 v2106 & v2103

Tom Fenton highlights new features and functionality in the secure, multi-cloud desktop and app virtualization platform.

ControlUp 8.2 Part 2: Working with Horizon-Published Apps

After discussing the web-based end-user computing monitoring tool SOLVE in part 1 of this series, Tom Fenton turns his attention to Horizon-published applications.

Hands On with ControlUp Version 8.2

Tom Fenton looks at some of new features included with this release, the biggest and most visible of which is ControlUp SOLVE, a web-based monitoring tool for end user computer environments.

Hands on with VMware Horizon 8 (2012)

After covering some of the new features and changes in the connection server and clients with version 2012 of the desktop and app virtualization product, Tom Fenton updates his environment and takes a closer look at changes.