What's New with Horizon Workspace:
Technical Deep Dive
Jared Cook, VMware
Ashish Jain, VMware
Andrew Johnson, VMware
EUC48...
22
Agenda
 Overview
• Applications
• Data
• Desktop
• Clients
 Architecture
• Infrastructure Services
• vApp Overview
• ...
33
Horizon Workspace 1.5 Overview
44
Overview
Benefits
 Unified User / Identity Management
 Catalog manages Suite Apps & Services:
 Apps: web, iOS, Andro...
55
Overview
Benefits
Horizon Workspace – Aggregated Resource Catalog
 Single catalog to manage all Suite Apps
and Service...
66
Overview
Benefits
Horizon Workspace – Web Applications
 Access to Global SaaS Catalog
 Add custom Web/SaaS apps
 Cus...
77
Secure Mobile Workspace Management
IT Admin
Android
(Available in limited
markets)
IOS
(Upcoming release)
Challenge
 U...
88
Horizon Workspace – Data and File Preview
Overview
Benefits
 High fidelity mobile/browser doc previews
 Internal & ex...
99
Horizon Workspace – ThinApp Integration
Horizon Workspace can integrate with
VMware ThinApp 4.7 and later to:
• Stream ...
1010
Horizon Workspace – VMware View Integration
Horizon Workspace with Horizon View 5.2:
• Install Horizon View 5.2 with ...
1111
Overview
Benefits
 Track users, resources (files,
apps, desktops) and usage
 Easy access to prepared reports
 Supp...
1212
Horizon Workspace – Client Compatible Matrix
 Operating Systems
• WinXP sp3, Win Vista,
Win7 SP1, Win8
• Mac OSX 10....
1313
Horizon Workspace 1.5 Architecture
1414
Horizon Workspace – VMware Product Compatibility
VMware Product
Horizon Workspace
1.5
Horizon Workspace
1.0
VMware vC...
1515
Horizon Workspace – Infrastructure Dependencies
• Active Directory – Horizon Workspace requires Active Directory to s...
1616
Horizon Workspace vApp
Workspace vApp
Configurator
VA
OS (SLES)
tcserver
Management VA
OS (SLES)
App
API
DBtcserver
D...
1717
Horizon Workspace – POC Checklist
 Workspace FQDN for End Users
 VA IPs and Hostnames
 vCenter IP Pool/Credentials...
1818
Horizon Workspace – Architecture Diagram
VMware Horizon 1.5 Architecture Diagram
1919
Horizon Workspace – System Requirements
Virtual Appliance
Minimum Recommended
vCPU RAM Disk vCPU RAM Disk
Configurato...
2020
Horizon Workspace – Database Support
 Small Deployments – Internal DB
Horizon Service and Horizon Data
 Larger Depl...
2121
Horizon Workspace – Oracle Database Support
 External database support for High Availability and load balancing
 Su...
2222
Horizon Workspace – External Access
 Specify Horizon Workspace FQDN for End Users
 Provides link to the Gateway Roo...
2323
Horizon Workspace – Gateway-va Diagram
2424
Horizon Workspace – Data Disk Layout
Contains SLES OS (40GB)
VMFS Datastore
Horizon Data Application root/opt/zimbra
...
2525
Horizon Workspace – Data Preview Services
MS Office Preview Server
• Windows 7 Enterprise
or Windows 2008 R2
Standard...
2626
Horizon Workspace – Maintenance and Upgrades
 Virtual Appliance Management Infrastructure
(VAMI)
 Standard way to u...
2727
Horizon Workspace – Backup Best Practices
 Three Types of Persistently Stored Data
• External Database (vPostgres or...
2828
What’s Next ?
2929
Horizon Workspace: Manage Data & Application Access
IT manages policies for apps, data & more
Users access workloads ...
3030
 Secure Single Sign-On access to Web Applications
 Secure on-premise document storage, collaboration and
archiving ...
3131
 Integrated the secure Android workspace into HWS
 Oracle database support
 Changes to policy framework for consis...
3232
The Horizon Workspace Journey Continues…
 Support for XenApp in Application catalog and launcher.
 Non Domain suppo...
3333
Other VMware Activities Related to This Session
 HOL:
HOL-MBL-1304
Horizon Workspace - Explore and Deploy
 Group Di...
THANK YOU
What's New with Horizon Workspace:
Technical Deep Dive
Jared Cook, VMware
Ashish Jain, VMware
Andrew Johnson, VMware
EUC48...
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VMworld 2013: What's New with VMware Horizon Workspace: Technical Deep Dive

  1. 1. What's New with Horizon Workspace: Technical Deep Dive Jared Cook, VMware Ashish Jain, VMware Andrew Johnson, VMware EUC4833 #EUC4833
  2. 2. 22 Agenda  Overview • Applications • Data • Desktop • Clients  Architecture • Infrastructure Services • vApp Overview • Prerequisites • Database • External access • File Preview Services • Maintenance and Upgrades  Q&A
  3. 3. 33 Horizon Workspace 1.5 Overview
  4. 4. 44 Overview Benefits  Unified User / Identity Management  Catalog manages Suite Apps & Services:  Apps: web, iOS, Android, Windows  Services: Data (Files), Apps, View  Centralized Entitlement Management  Unified Policies Mgmt for all Suite Modules (Q2 and enhanced thereafter)  Leverage and Extend existing investments in AD/identity infrastructure  IT admins have a single place to publish, entitle and audit all resources.  Admins can efficiently entitle resources  Granular controls enables IT to efficiently set policies at desired level Horizon Workspace Management
  5. 5. 55 Overview Benefits Horizon Workspace – Aggregated Resource Catalog  Single catalog to manage all Suite Apps and Services:  Apps: web, iOS, Android, Windows  Services: Files, Apps, View  End to end application life cycle mgmt from “app publishing” to “analytics”  IT admins have a single place to publish, entitle and audit all resources  End users have a single place to get all their “work apps” regardless of app type
  6. 6. 66 Overview Benefits Horizon Workspace – Web Applications  Access to Global SaaS Catalog  Add custom Web/SaaS apps  Custom integration to application provisioning  Increase security of SaaS apps  Single view of all applications  Reduce Management Effort  Simplify Application Licensing
  7. 7. 77 Secure Mobile Workspace Management IT Admin Android (Available in limited markets) IOS (Upcoming release) Challenge  Users want to use a single mobile device  Keep personal data private  IT doesn’t want to be liable for personal content  Protect sensitive corporate data and take control of mobile apps and updates Solution  A mobile workspace that is completely enterprise- owned and controlled  Ability to provision, manage, and remove corporate data and applications on employees’ devices Benefit  Complete separation of personal and corporate data—IT is not liable for personal content  Support for corporate security, compliance and privacy policies  Corporate data is encrypted and isolated  Solves Android fragmentation problem
  8. 8. 88 Horizon Workspace – Data and File Preview Overview Benefits  High fidelity mobile/browser doc previews  Internal & external sharing  Document versions, audit trail  Notifications & commenting  Policy enforcement (quota, sharing, file types, mobile controls)  Personal & team productivity  Share documents in an IT friendly way  Stay up to date effortlessly  IT governs end user usage v3 v2 v1 Internal External
  9. 9. 99 Horizon Workspace – ThinApp Integration Horizon Workspace can integrate with VMware ThinApp 4.7 and later to: • Stream or download ThinApp applications to Windows domain workstations • ThinApp must be enabled for Horizon Workspace • Point to ThinApp share (Windows CIFS share) • Only .exe format is supported (no MSI format)
  10. 10. 1010 Horizon Workspace – VMware View Integration Horizon Workspace with Horizon View 5.2: • Install Horizon View 5.2 with Feature Pack 1 to provide HTML access to View desktops • Make sure forward and reverse DNS records exist for Horizon View Servers • Enable the Horizon View Module in Horizon Workspace • Be sure to join or verify the Connector used for View integration has been added to the domain • Configure SAML 2.0 authentication in Horizon View • Configure Horizon View using the Connector VA web interface
  11. 11. 1111 Overview Benefits  Track users, resources (files, apps, desktops) and usage  Easy access to prepared reports  Support for 3rd party reporting tools to access data stored in Horizon repository  Easy access to key analysis based on prepared reports  Leverage existing investments in 3rd party reporting tools by integrating them with data stored in Horizon repository Reporting and Analytics Smart Analysis to gain key insights
  12. 12. 1212 Horizon Workspace – Client Compatible Matrix  Operating Systems • WinXP sp3, Win Vista, Win7 SP1, Win8 • Mac OSX 10.6+  Windows based web browsers • IE8+ (blast IE9+), Chrome, Firefox  MAC based web browsers • Safari, Chrome, Firefox  Mobile Devices • Apple iPad 2+ • Apple iPhone 4+ running iOS 5.0+ • Android 2.2, 2.3, 3.x, 4.x
  13. 13. 1313 Horizon Workspace 1.5 Architecture
  14. 14. 1414 Horizon Workspace – VMware Product Compatibility VMware Product Horizon Workspace 1.5 Horizon Workspace 1.0 VMware vCenter Server 5.1 U1 ✔ ✔ VMware vCenter Server 5.1 ✔ ✔ VMware vCenter Server 5.0 U2 ✔ ✔ VMware ESXi 5.1 U1 ✔ VMware ESXi 5.1 ✔ ✔ VMware ESXi 5.0 U2 ✔ ✔ VMware Horizon View 5.2 ✔ ✔ VMware ThinApp 4.7 ✔ ✔
  15. 15. 1515 Horizon Workspace – Infrastructure Dependencies • Active Directory – Horizon Workspace requires Active Directory to sync users and groups. • DNS – All the virtual appliances refer to each other by their hostnames. Both forward and reverse records are required for all the virtual appliances in the Horizon Workspace vApp. Make sure that each machine can search for the Horizon Workspace FQDN. • SMTP – The Horizon Workspace vApp requires access to a SMTP server. The SMTP server FQDN and port number are needed at installation time. • NTP – All virtual appliances rely on time synchronization. Enable and configure time sync on the vSphere hosts to point to your enterprise NTP server. Failing to do so can cause time drift between the virtual appliances. Kerberos-enabled connectors sync time to the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) role. • Load Balancer and Reverse Proxy – This reference architecture uses a software- based load balancer and reverse proxy. • External Storage – Horizon Workspace vApp supports external NFS volumes for Horizon file sharing..
  16. 16. 1616 Horizon Workspace vApp Workspace vApp Configurator VA OS (SLES) tcserver Management VA OS (SLES) App API DBtcserver Data VA OS (SLES) App API DB LDAPJetty App Connector VA OS (SLES) tcserver App Gateway VA OS (SLES) Nginx Modules • Central Wizard UI • Distributes settings across VAs • Network, Gateway, vCenter, SMTP attributes • Add / remove modules • Manage certs, security • User authentication (RSA SecureID) • AD secure bind and synchronization • Set replication schedule • Sync View pools and ThinApp • Enables single user- facing domain • Routes requests to correct node • Reverse proxy insulates VAs • Workspace Admin UI • Application Catalog • Manage user entitlements • Workspace Groups • Reporting • Stores files • Controls file sharing policy for internal and external users • Manage file preview server • Serves end user web UI
  17. 17. 1717 Horizon Workspace – POC Checklist  Workspace FQDN for End Users  VA IPs and Hostnames  vCenter IP Pool/Credentials  ESXi - NTP Enabled  Active Directory Information  DNS Forward and Reverse Lookup • VAs, FQDN, Preview Server, VMware View  External Database (optional)  SMTP Server  NFS Mount Information (optional)  SSL Certificate (optional)  Workspace Download and License Key
  18. 18. 1818 Horizon Workspace – Architecture Diagram VMware Horizon 1.5 Architecture Diagram
  19. 19. 1919 Horizon Workspace – System Requirements Virtual Appliance Minimum Recommended vCPU RAM Disk vCPU RAM Disk Configurator-va 1 1GB 5GB 1 1GB 5GB Connector-va 2 4GB 12GB 2 4GB 12GB Manager-va 2 4GB 4GB 6 8GB 32GB Gateway-va 1 1GB 9GB 6 32GB 9GB Data-va 2 4GB 175GB 6 32GB 175GB
  20. 20. 2020 Horizon Workspace – Database Support  Small Deployments – Internal DB Horizon Service and Horizon Data  Larger Deployments – External Postgres DB for Horizon Service  Recommended: VMware vFabric Postgres
  21. 21. 2121 Horizon Workspace – Oracle Database Support  External database support for High Availability and load balancing  Support for both Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition or VMware vFabric Postrges 9.2.4  Required for production deployments
  22. 22. 2222 Horizon Workspace – External Access  Specify Horizon Workspace FQDN for End Users  Provides link to the Gateway Root CA Certificate  Upload Load Balancer Root CA Certificate
  23. 23. 2323 Horizon Workspace – Gateway-va Diagram
  24. 24. 2424 Horizon Workspace – Data Disk Layout Contains SLES OS (40GB) VMFS Datastore Horizon Data Application root/opt/zimbra User Files Store/opt/zimbra/store / /opt/zimbra/db /opt/zimbra/index /opt/zimbra/redolog /opt/zimbra/log /opt/zimbra/backup /opt/zimbra/data VMDK VMDK VMDK VMDK VMDK VMDK VMDK VMDK VMDK MySQL database Lucene indexes Not being used Main logs directory Component backup files tmp folder for processes NFS User Files Store /opt/zimbra/store## http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2053549
  25. 25. 2525 Horizon Workspace – Data Preview Services MS Office Preview Server • Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows 2008 R2 Standard required • MS Office 2010 Professional, 64- bit required • Install Horizon Data Preview installer • Admin account w/ permissions to create local accounts • Disable UAC • Conversion of documents real-time
  26. 26. 2626 Horizon Workspace – Maintenance and Upgrades  Virtual Appliance Management Infrastructure (VAMI)  Standard way to update Virtual appliances  GA builds to GA Builds  Resolve – http://vapp-updates.vmware.com  Go to CLI – updatemgr.hzn
  27. 27. 2727 Horizon Workspace – Backup Best Practices  Three Types of Persistently Stored Data • External Database (vPostgres or Oracle) • Data Stored in a VMDK (virtual machine disk format) • Horizon File blobs stored on NAS volumes or on VMDKs  Backing Up Horizon Workspace 1. Create a point-in-time backup of external database 2. Take a point-in-time backup of each VA in the the Horizon Workspace vApp 3. If using external storage take a point-in-time backup of Horizon Data blob store • If using VMDK, the data blob backup is part of the step 2  DR Restoration Sequence 1. If using NAS, restore blobs from blob backup, if using VMDK go to step 2 2. Restore the Horizon Workspace VAs from the VA backup 3. Restore external database 4. Power on the Horizon Workspace vApp and MS Preview Server
  28. 28. 2828 What’s Next ?
  29. 29. 2929 Horizon Workspace: Manage Data & Application Access IT manages policies for apps, data & more Users access workloads across devices Secure Syncing, Sharing & Remote Access Security & Compliance Anywhere Access Multi-Device Access BYOD Mobile Mgmt. Collaboration
  30. 30. 3030  Secure Single Sign-On access to Web Applications  Secure on-premise document storage, collaboration and archiving solution  Connect to View desktops, with and without native View clients  Access and delivery of ThinApps  Windows, Mac, iOS and Android as well as Web browser clients to connect from anywhere  Unified management of endpoints (desktops, apps, policies, devices  Released March 2013 Workspace 1.0
  31. 31. 3131  Integrated the secure Android workspace into HWS  Oracle database support  Changes to policy framework for consistency and flexibility  Revised iOS apps – Files and Web Apps in two separate apps  Localization to French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese  Numerous bug fixes  Released July 2013 What’s new in Horizon Workspace 1.5 ?
  32. 32. 3232 The Horizon Workspace Journey Continues…  Support for XenApp in Application catalog and launcher.  Non Domain support for ThinApps  Android Mobile Enhancements  iOS Enterprise Mobility Management  Enterprise Integration Improvements  …
  33. 33. 3333 Other VMware Activities Related to This Session  HOL: HOL-MBL-1304 Horizon Workspace - Explore and Deploy  Group Discussions: EUC1005-GD Workspace with Rasmus Jensen
  34. 34. THANK YOU
  35. 35. What's New with Horizon Workspace: Technical Deep Dive Jared Cook, VMware Ashish Jain, VMware Andrew Johnson, VMware EUC4833 #EUC4833

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