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PCoIP Proxy for VMware Horizon View

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If you’re running a VMware View environment you might probably use a load balancer in front of your View servers to handle your client connections. There are loads of load balancers available including the Microsoft NLB which is integrated in Windows, Cisco and also F5 BigIP. I’ve seen BigIP several times and it looks as their business is growing fast. In their F5 DevCentral they’ve a few videos online dedicated to PCoIP. If you have View and BigIP in use you should see the videos to learn more about the integration.

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Link: https://devcentral.f5.com/blogs/us/inside-look-pcoip-proxy-for-vmware-horizon-view

If you this video you might also like this: https://devcentral.f5.com/blogs/us/f5-friday-simple-scalable-and-secure-pcoip-for-vmware-horizon-view

Written by Christoph Harding

June 25th, 2013 at 8:47 am

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PCoIP Log Viewer Updated for View 5.2

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Chuck Hirstius has recently published a new version of his PCoIP Log Viewer tool. With that tool it is possible to analyse the PCoIP logs generated by VMware Horizon View. The new version of Chuck’s tool is compatible with View 5.2 logfiles. He has integrated a complete new parsing framework. But there are more news. Please check hOs blog for a very detailed article. Great work Chuck!

Link: MindFlux

Written by Christoph Harding

June 20th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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Configuring HTML Access for VMware View 5.2

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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.

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I was surprised when I did the installation as their was nothing to configure. Only click Next, Next and Finish and all its set.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Using a supported web browser gives you this! A fully functional Windows 7 desktop running in a web browser. Great! I love it.

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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!

Written by Christoph Harding

March 24th, 2013 at 12:38 am

Teradici Arch Enables High Performance & Security in Microsoft RDS Environments

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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.

Link: Data Sheet | Website

Written by Christoph Harding

January 31st, 2013 at 9:38 am

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How to improve VMware View video performance

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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. 

About Erik:

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.

Link: http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/2013/01/how-to-improve-vmware-view-video-performance/

Written by Christoph Harding

January 24th, 2013 at 9:56 am

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What’s New for RDSH Published Desktops: A Close Look at Published Desktops Delivered Through PCoIP®

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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.

 

Link: http://www.teradici.com/news-and-events/webinars/webinar-2012-10-25.php

Written by Christoph Harding

October 31st, 2012 at 11:21 am

Teradici RDSH PCoIP Terminal Server solution (Video) at VMworld 2012

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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.

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Link: http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/videos/archive/2012/09/06/vmworld-2012-teradici.aspx

Written by Christoph Harding

September 6th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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Coming soon: DELL Wyse P25 and P45 Zero Client

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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.

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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

Link: http://www.wyse.com/products/cloud-clients/zero-clients/P25

Written by Christoph Harding

September 4th, 2012 at 11:19 am

VMworld: Dell DVS DaaS offering to support connect via PCoIP

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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

Written by Christoph Harding

August 27th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

HP comes up with new PCoIP zero client running Tera2

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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

 

Link: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2012/120820a.html

Written by Christoph Harding

August 20th, 2012 at 10:20 pm