This week at VMworld VMware announced the latest version of Horizon, 6.2, with this release comes a number of new features. Here are 3 new features that were added I feel will make a big difference when deploying hosted applications.
View Composer for RDSH Servers
The View Composer has been around for a number of years now with great effect when deploying linked clone desktops. Well now this technology is available for RDS hosts. Using the composer to deploy your RDS host will give you the following benefits
- Automated built out of RDS server farms
- Faster deployment of RDS Hosts using the View Composer technology
- Storage savings due to the sharing of the base OS disk by the RDSH clones in a farm
Load Balancing RDSH Pools based on Usage
New load balancing enhancements have been added to make sure the users are being assigned to the best available RDS Hosts in the application farm. The load balancing can be configured to utilize either CPU utilization or Memory utilization. Horizon View administrators will able to configure the Application Farms to utilize either the CPU or Memory option depending on the applications in the Farm.
Cloud Pod Architecture support for RDS Applications
Hosted applications are now supported using Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA), this will greatly help when deploying large scale Horizon deployments and across multiple sites.
CPA hosted applications will also support HTML Blast access giving users the options to access there application through there web browser.
These are just a few of the new features of Horizon 6.2, other new features include. One way AD Trusts, FIPS/CC support, 4K Monitor Support and Streamline Pool Creation to name a few.
For more information go and check out the Horizon page on VMware.com Here