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Today I received a new SSD drive for my home lab. It was time to get some new IOPS in my vSphere environment for testing VMware Horizon View 5.2. I haven’t installed View for a while so I was really surprised about the changes I’ve seen in the product. After the general View installation I’ve deployed a Windows 7 desktop pool first as I wanted to test the new HTML access today. Of course I’ve seen it before and I’ve already played with it but didn’t install it by myself yet. The HTML access option comes as a separate installer for both, the server and the agent side. The remote experience agent which is installed on the virtual desktop also brings the necessary software pieces for the Unity Touch feature. From the VMware website you can download the HTML access for the connection server as well as the user experience agent. Just login to your MyVMware account and check the downloads section. The modules are available under the Horizon View downloads. Starting the installation is easy as usual, just click on the installer.
I was surprised when I did the installation as their was nothing to configure. Only click Next, Next and Finish and all its set.
After installing the HTML access option (Feature Pack 1for View 5.2) the website at https://viewserver/ changes. Before the installation the website offered only the option to download the View Client for accessing the virtual desktops. After installing the Feature Pack you can see the “VMware Horizon View HTML Access” icon.
But before using the new feature you’ve to install the client components on the virtual desktop. Again take the installer, this time copy it to the virtual desktop or desktop template and start the installation.
The only difference to the server installation part is that you have one additional wizard dialog. It gives you the chance to decide if you want to install HTML access only or also install the Unity Touch features. But of course you want it so just click on Install and start the installation.
After the installation and proper configuration of a desktop pool you can go back to the View Connection Server web interface. Click on the HTML access and enjoy!
Ha! There is another trap which you should be aware of! HTML access requires HTML5 support but this is not offered by Internet Explorer 9 i.e. which I’ve used to access my virtual desktop. Lessons learned! I’ve installed IE9 afterwards.
Using a supported web browser gives you this! A fully functional Windows 7 desktop running in a web browser. Great! I love it.
I hope this gives you a quick overview of the HTML Access which comes with the VMware View 5.2 Feature Pack 1. Of course the HTML access doesn’t give you the full functionality of a VMware View Client which is connected via PCoIP but it is great to use on a mobile device for a few use cases.
Eric Sloof published an article on his blog today which like to a video taken by Gunnar Berger from Gartner. In this video Gunnar compares HTML Access via PCoIP. It’s definitely worth to watch it!
The baby finally got a name: Teradici Arch! Teradici’s PCoIP solution for RDSH gets into the first preview stage as of an article in the CIO magazine.
IDG News Service (London Bureau) — Teradici has been forced to delay the release of Arch, which combines VMware and Microsoft server-based desktops using its PCoIP protocol, due to a scalability issue. But a new tech preview will still allow enterprises to familiarize themselves with the product.
Today, PC-over-IP (PCoIP) is used to improve the performance of multimedia and other graphics-heavy applications on VMware’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Teradici’s Arch was previously known as Remote Desktop Services Host. The platform allows enterprises to combine VMware View and Microsoft RDS desktops and have the same performance levels across both types of desktops. The first version was supposed to have shipped in December, but the company was forced to delay the launch because of a scalability issue related to VMware View, which results in only 45 sessions per virtual server.
Erik Scholten has published a brilliant article about video performance in VMware View on the VMGuru Blog. He has been very busy in the last few weeks with VMware View deployments at this customers and could manage to improve the video performance by tweaking the configuration a bit.
Erik Scholten is the founder of VMGuru.nl and works for Imtech ICT as a Solution Architect creating the most ingenious virtual infrastructures. He has over 15 years experience as a system engineer and consultant and now he specializes in virtualization. His current job includes selling, presenting, designing and developing virtual infrastructures for some major companies in the Netherlands. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 VMware awarded him the vExpert award for his virtualization community efforts.
Back in August at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, Teradici has announced a new product bringing the power of PCoIP to Microsofts Terminal Server. In fact it is a competitive solution to Citrix XenApp, brokered by VMware View.
Teradici has recorded a webinar about their new RDSH solution which is now available on their website.
Watch this webinar to learn how you can unify your mixed VDI and published desktop environments using PCoIP, simplifying network configuration and standardizing end point devices to meet expectations for lower TCO and improved end user experience.
The new product offers:
- Unifies mixed deployments under one protocol to simplify network configuration
- Opens up the PCoIP ecosystem of zero client endpoints
- Allows users to access their RDSH desktop over the WAN
At VMworld Europe in Barcelona I had the chance to get a Live Demo of Teradici’s new solution and I was really impressed about it. If you didn’t read my article, here’s the link: http://www.thatsmyview.net/2012/10/13/back-from-vmworld-europe-2012-my-thoughts/
The following link will take you to the Teradici website where you can register for the webinar.
On the Teradici website it still says that the RDSH solution is coming in Q4/2012 so stay tuned. If you want to learn more about it please feel free to visit this link.
Brian Madden has published a great video interview with Terardici’s Stuart Robinson.
Definitely check this video as it gives you a great overview and a comparison between Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP vs. PCoIP.
Thanks ro @SimonLong_ for the tip on Twitter! DELL Wyse has a two new zero clients on their website – the P25 and the P45.
Both are Teradici Tera chip driven devices but they’re using different processor units. The P25 has a Teradici TERA2321 inside and the P45 a TERA2140. The other big difference between the two is the ability two connect four DVI displays to the P45 but only one to the P25.
Please feel free to download the fact sheet which includes the detailed information.
It’s fantastic to see that the P25 does use 8 Watt if one mouse, one keyboard and one monitor is connected. That’s really green.
Both clients are perfect for HD multimedia CAD/CAM and of course they’re both compatible with VMware View.
Image source: http://www.wyse.com/
Download the fact sheet: http://www.wyse.com/sites/default/files/products/spec_sheets_2012-08/Dell-Wyse-P-class-IA-220812.pdf
For a while DELL delivers a DaaS offering powered by Desktones multi-tenant platform. This cloud based solution reduces upfront investments for a VDI infrastructure as it gives you the option to receive the services on low monthly payments. This flexible solution does run in DELL’s state of the art data centers and allows rapid scale from just a few seats to thousands of virtual workplaces. Today DELL announced that DVS Simplified DaaS will offer the ability to connect to the virtual desktops via PCoIP, the nigh performance display protocol used with VMware View.
Learn more about DELL’s offering an todays announcement: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/enterprise/b/inside-enterprise-it/archive/2012/08/27/new-pcoip-support-for-virtual-desktops-with-dvs-simplified-daas.aspx?dgc=SM&cid=72442&Link=4655286
Today Hewlett-Packard has published a new press release about a new zero client for VMware View. The HP t310 zero client features the Teradici Tera2 zero client processor which gives you up to five times the imaging performance of the Tera1 processor. The client will be available in North America in September and it starts at $369 and varies on the hardware options.
Great news for VMware View customers and prospects. The t310 is the second PCoIP client from HP next to the PD02 which is a eVGA OEM.
I’ve almost overseen this one:
New Tera2 zero client processors deliver high-performance, security and manageability on PCoIP hosted desktops for VMware View®, PCoIP remote workstations and Teradici RDSH for Microsoft® RDS environments
Burnaby, British Columbia – August 14, 2012 — Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for hosted desktops, today announced the availability of its next-generation Tera2 PCoIP zero client processors. Backed by an ecosystem of over 30 OEM desktop client partners, the new Tera2 PCoIP zero client chipset includes the TERA2321 dual display zero client processor and the TERA2140 quad display zero client processor.
PCoIP zero clients are a key component of Teradici’s industry-leading, end-to-end VDI technology and partner ecosystem which includes VMware View,APEX™ 2800 server offload cards, PCoIP remote workstations and Teradici RDSH for Microsoft RDS environments. PCoIP zero clients are available from over 30 OEM partners with SKUs and form factors to fit every need including integrated monitors, standalone clients, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) clients, IP phones and touch screen monitors.
Tera2 PCoIP zero client features include:
- DisplayPort added to existing DVI and VGA interfaces with up to 2560×1600 resolution and 30” monitor support
- Up to five times the VDI pixel performance over the previous generation zero client
- At under 6W of typical system power, Tera2 dual display zero clients consume half the power of the previous generation
- New quad display zero client support with VMware View
- Faster USB 2.0 transfer rates
- Reduced bandwidth with client-side caching and enhanced compression
- Full power management with Wake-on-LAN support
- Smaller, more integrated processor enables compact zero client form factors
- Stronger AES256-bit encryption
- Support for upcoming unified communications voice over IP solutions
- Additional smart card support and other new features included in the latest PCoIP Firmware and Management Console release
- Broker connectivity to virtual desktops or remote workstation hosts using VMware View Manager
“Teradici is looking forward to demonstrating our next-generation Tera2 PCoIP zero clients at VMworld 2012, together with our ecosystem of OEM partners and unique zero client form factors,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing, Teradici. “PCoIP zero clients continue to deliver the most secure, easiest to manage and highest performance virtual desktop experience on the market. The Tera2 dual and quad display zero client processors will take this experience to the next level by packing in new features and new capabilities that our customers have requested.”
Teradici next-generation Tera2 PCoIP zero clients will soon be available from leading OEM vendors and will be demonstrated at Teradici booth #917 at VMworld 2012 taking place August 26-30 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. For more information, visit www.teradici.com/zeroclient.
Supporting Quotes (in alphabetical order)
“Teradici’s latest Tera2 PCoIP zero client technology supports the efficiency and security of centralized computing, offering a true, uncompromised computing experience for our expanding customer base. This latest chipset delivers a powerful, feature rich, secure and easy to manage PCoIP zero client for even greater benefits to our VDI and remote workstation customers,” said Kiran Rao, sr. product manager, Dell Wyse.
“We applaud Teradici for continuing to align Tera2 PCoIP zero client functionality with the requirements of the most demanding VDI and remote workstation deployments, where security is the primary concern. We look forward to providing our customers with high-performance, secure and easy-to-manage PCoIP zero clients,” said Jeff Groudan, director, Thin Clients, HP.
“At LG Electronics, we recognize the value in providing our worldwide enterprise customers with outstanding desktop client solutions. We are excited working together with Teradici to deliver next-generation Tera2 zero client monitor solutions to address the growing needs of our VDI and remote workstation customers,” said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Home Entertainment Company, LG Electronics.
“At Samsung we are dedicated to delivering the latest technology solutions to our customers. We are excited to continue this partnership with Teradici to deliver fully integrated Tera2 PCoIP zero client monitor solutions for VDI and remote workstations. We believe Samsung’s LCD-integrated zero clients with Tera2 will deliver added functionality and enhance the user experience,” said Charles Park, vice president, Visual Display, Samsung Electronics.
“PCoIP zero clients deliver incredible performance, security and manageability benefits for VMware View® deployments. The next-generation Tera2 zero client chipset has dynamic features with the performance to meet the needs of an expanding ecosystem of VDI customers in federal, healthcare, education, financial services and other enterprise markets,” said Raj Mallempati, director, product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware
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About PCoIP Technology
Teradici’s PCoIP protocol is an innovative remote display technology that allows the user’s desktop operating system, applications, and data to reside in the datacenter, eliminating the need for traditional desktop workstations, PCs and thin clients, and delivers an uncompromised user experience to each person, anywhere, over any network and to any type of device without incurring the security risks associated with having data reside in remote PCs, laptops, or tablets. PCoIP technology provides high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and high-definition media, with full USB peripheral interoperability, locally over a LAN or remotely over a high-latency WAN. It compresses, encrypts and encodes the entire computing experience at the datacenter and transmits it ‘pixels only’ across a standard IP network to secure, stateless PCoIP zero clients, thin clients, and mobile devices.
The PCoIP protocol is implemented in several software configurations, including VMware View™, the industry leading desktop virtualization platform as well as in silicon for hardware accelerated performance and enhanced security. A growing ecosystem of over 30 third-party vendors provide a wide variety of PCoIP products including server plug-in cards, rack and tower workstations, blade PCs, zero clients, integrated monitors, and IP phones with PCoIP capability.
Teradici Corporation has developed PCoIP® (PC-over-IP®) technology, a unique remote display protocol which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms, flexible software solutions, high-performance silicon processing, and workstation/server add-in cards, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed. For more information, including current career openings, visit: www.teradici.com.
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A great article published by Joshua Townsend over at VMtoday.com about a lag when dragging a windows between multi monitors in VMware View. A brilliant read whenever you face those issue in your virtual desktop infrastructure.