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VMworld 2015: Beyond the Marketing - Horizon 6 Technical Deep Dive

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VMworld 2015: Beyond the Marketing - Horizon 6 Technical Deep Dive

  1. 1. Beyond the Marketing: Horizon 6 Technical Deep Dive Ray Heffer, VMware, Inc Jim Yanik, VMware, Inc EUC5052 #EUC5052
  2. 2. • This presentation may contain product features that are currently under development. • This overview of new technology represents no commitment from VMware to deliver these features in any generally available product. • Features are subject to change, and must not be included in contracts, purchase orders, or sales agreements of any kind. • Technical feasibility and market demand will affect final delivery. • Pricing and packaging for any new technologies or features discussed or presented have not been determined. Disclaimer CONFIDENTIAL 2
  3. 3. Identity Manager ITUser Horizon Desktop AirWatch Mobile Content Collaboration One Cloud Workspace Suite VMware Workspace Suite: Enabling Business Mobility CONFIDENTIAL 3
  4. 4. AirWatch Mobile: • A Leader for 5 Consecutive Years • Placed Highest on Ability to Execute Axis 3 Consecutive Years Magic Quadrant Figure. Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites, Terrence Cosgrove, et al, June 8 2015. & Gartner, Inc., 2015 Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites, Terrence Cosgrove, et al, June 9 2015. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from AirWatch. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner¹s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. CONFIDENTIAL 4
  5. 5. Horizon Desktop: VMware leaps past the competition “VMware's position reflects the company's market position and commitment to providing resources to expand its EUC product portfolio and infrastructure.” CONFIDENTIAL 5
  6. 6. Agenda View Composer for RDSH Hosts Horizon 6.2 Platform Features Integration CART 3.5
  7. 7. Horizon 6.2 Platform New Features View Composer for RDSH Hosts RDSH Feature Enhancements Cloud Pod Architecture Enhancements FIPS / Common Criteria vDGA for AMD Hardware One Way AD Trusts Streamlined Pool Creation Enhanced Licensing Information
  8. 8. 8 View Composer for RDSH Farms  Extend the functionality of View Composer Linked Clones to RDS Hosts  Automate build-out of RDSH Farms  Single Image Management  Storage savings  OS, Patch, and Application Consistency  Simplified deployment Master RDSH VM Datastore Replica Benefits Overview Linked Clones
  9. 9. Datastore 1 Linked Clones in Action 1 Master RDSH VM 2 Replica 1 1 C Drive Datastore 2 3 4 Replica 1 Read- only
  10. 10. View Composer - Provisioning 20GB Provisioning VMs with Traditional Clones 2TB SAN Provisioning VMs with View Composer 20GB 2GB RAM 20GB x = + 100 Linked Clones 5GB + 540GB SAN = 100 VMs 20GB Replica
  11. 11. View Composer for RDSH Farms 11 New Automated Option in Add an RDSH Farm Wizard Naming Pattern – like Composer for desktops Minimum servers available during recompose can be set Supports Sysprep and using a customization specification
  12. 12. Linked Clone Feature Comparison CONFIDENTIAL 12 Feature VDI RDSH Recompose RDSH Farm Level Only Rebalance Refresh VM Naming - Manual VM Naming - Pattern Sysprep Quickprep Sysprep Only for RDSH View Storage Accelerator (CBRC) User Data Disk Disposable Disk
  13. 13. Enhanced RDSH Load Balancing 13 Performance Counters Application Anti-Affinity Rules  Better measurement of load on RDS Hosts  Use Perfmon counters to determine best host on which to start a session  Set rules about the number of instances of an application on a given RDS Host  Combine counter data and application instance rules to create a better session placement algorithm Benefits  Better control of session placement for administrators.  Better user experience Overview
  14. 14. RDSH Load Balancing - Perfmon-based Load Reporting 14 View Connection Server 0 Script View Agent RDS Host 1 View Agent RDS Host 2 View Agent RDS Host 3 1 3 Magnetic Sessions: A user with an existing session will re-use that session and ignore the load balancing rules. Script Script
  15. 15. RDSH Load Balancing - Application Anti-Affinity 15 Stop user connections to an RDS Host running more than the defined number of instances of an application Magnetic Sessions: A user with an existing session will re-use that session and ignore Application Anti-Affinity rules. Processed after server placement order is calculated If a user is attached to a desktop session the Anti-affinity rule does not count.
  16. 16. 3D for RDS Hosted Applications 16  Enable hardware accelerated 3D support for RDS applications in Horizon 6 v6.2  vDGA with NVIDIA  GRID vGPU with NVIDIA  Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 RDS Hosts Benefits Overview  Flexibility to provision 3D enabled RDSH applications in Horizon 6 as well as desktops
  17. 17. 3D for RDSH Applications 17 Requires dedicated vDGA or shared GRID vGPU NVIDIA – Check VMware Compatibility Guide RDS Host - View Agent Installer has 3D RDSH Feature that must be enabled Device Manager will show VMware SVGA disabled and NVIDIA adapter enabled GPU-Z can be downloaded to monitor GPU activity when 3D apps are running,
  18. 18. RDS Applications with Cloud Pod Architecture 18  Create Global entitlements to RDS applications with Cloud Pod Architecture  Extend a user application entitlement to multiple application pools within a datacenter, between datacenters, or between sites Benefits Overview  Expand the use case for Cloud Pod Architecture to include applications as well as desktops Federated Horizon Pods Pod 1 VCS 1 VCS 2 LDAP Replication Pod 2 VCS 3 VCS 4 LDAP Replication Global LDAP Replication Global RDS Application Entitlements
  19. 19. Cloud Pod Architecture – RDS Applications Global Entitlements for RDS Applications Works with any Horizon client that supports CPA Horizon Agent 3.5 or higher
  20. 20. Cloud Pod Architecture – HTML Access 20 HTML Access for Cloud Pod Architecture Desktop and Application Global Entitlements
  21. 21. Cloud Pod Architecture – HTML Access (Cont) 21 Configure HTML Access in Global Entitlement Policies Requires Horizon 6.2 Connection Server and HTML Access 3.5 or higher Configure for each Global Entitlement as with Desktop and Application pools
  22. 22. Horizon 6 FIPS / Common Criteria Certification 22 FIPS  FIPS Crypto for Horizon Windows Components  Common Criteria Certification in process – Targeted for 1H 2016  FIPS mode optional for customers who require it Benefits Overview  US Federal Government ready along with IPV6 and CAC Smart Card capabilities  Meets demanding compliance regulations for environments that require it.
  23. 23. vDGA with AMD Hardware 23  Support AMD Hardware for vDGA Passthrough  Provide 3D Accelerated VDI desktops on supported hosts and AMD GPUs  Expand the hardware choices for 3D Accelerated desktops Benefits Overview
  24. 24. vDGA with AMD Hardware – Technical Details 24 Supported on Specific AMD GPU Hardware Check Hardware Compatibility Guides Supported on Specific Server Platforms Check Server support with AMD vDGA Configuration similar to NVIDIA Refer to Horizon 6 v 6.2 3D Rendering for Desktops Documentation AMD Drivers must be installed in guest VM – leverages AMD RapidFire & ADL APIs Supports resolutions of 640x480 to 4096x2160
  25. 25. One Way Trust Support 25 Broker Domain (Internal) User Domain (External)One Way Trust Secondary credentials required for each admin account to authenticate to domains with limited trust relationships Secondary credential is a user in trusted domain that can traverse directory Support environments with limited trust relationships between domains WITHOUT need for broker in external domain Secondary credentials stored in local LDAP database in encrypted format. New vdmadmin –T flag to add and manage Secondary Credentials.
  26. 26. Child Domain Enumeration 26 Broker Domain (Internal) User Domain (External) User Child Domain User Child2 Domain One Way Forest Trust Parent-Child Trust Parent-Child Trust Support child domain enumeration for Child Domains of Domains with One-Way transitive forest trusts Broker Child Domain Parent-Child Trust
  27. 27. Streamlined Pool Creation  Simplifies Desktop Pool Deployment  Automated Pools only  Windows VDI Desktop Pools only  Consistent setting across Pools  New UI update Overview
  28. 28. Enhanced License Console Legacy License Console Enhanced License Console
  29. 29. Horizon 6.2 Integration Features View Composer for RDSH Hosts Access Point Integration vSphere 6.0 U1 Support Virtual SAN All Flash Support Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster Support Enhanced VMware UEM Integration
  30. 30. Access Point – Overview  Hardened appliance for external user access – Security Server alternative  SLES 11 Linux Appliance  Added Security & Multifactor Authentication  Pass-Through Authentication  Smart Card Support – Tech Preview  Feature Parity with Security Server Overview Benefits  Remove Windows VM’s from DMZ  Scale Out independent of Connection Server  Product Independence  Simplified Installation Access Point Appliances Internal Network External Connection Servers Load Balancer CS1 CS2 DMZ Load Balancer
  31. 31. vSphere 6 Update 1 Support 31 Horizon 6 v 6.2 certified on latest vSphere platform on Day One Check specific Horizon and vSphere interoperability at VMware Product Interoperability Matrix http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php
  32. 32. Virtual SAN All Flash Architecture Performance with Predictable Latency 32 vSphere + Virtual SAN … • Flash devices used for caching as well as data persistence • Cost-effective all-flash 2-tier model: o Cache is 100% write: using write-intensive, higher grade flash devices (SSDs, PCIe, Ultra DIMM) o Persistence tier: can leverage lower cost read- intensive SSDs • Up to 90K IOPS/Host • Consistent performance with sub-millisecond latencies • Tested with Horizon 6 v 6.2 Virtual SAN All-Flash Virtual SAN All-Flash Datastore SSDs SSDs SSDs http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-Horizon-View-And-All-Flash-Virtual-SAN-Reference-Architecture.pdf
  33. 33. Virtual SAN Stretched Clusters Overview 33 HDDSSD HDDSSD vSphere + Virtual SAN Witness VM  Site-level protection with zero data loss and near- instantaneous recovery.  Active-Active data center  Virtual SAN cluster split across 3 fault domains  Network latency between the two main sites must be less than 5 milliseconds RTT  Witness VM resides on a 3rd site It holds cluster metadata  Max FTT is 1  Automated failover in case of site failures  QE Tested with Horizon 6.2 <= 5 ms latency >=10 Gbps Requires Multi-cast & L2 100Mbps 100ms L3 FD1 FD2 FD3 100Mbps 100ms L3 Overview Benefits  Planned Maintenance  Disaster avoidance
  34. 34. Client Info at Logon– VMware UEM Integration 34 Client Information available to UEM before the user logs on Enables UEM to access View Client IP / Client Name Information from Horizon Volatile Environment Variables Client information updated on reconnect VMware UEM Enables more control for UEM Dynamic Configuration for Horizon sessions RDS Applications Works with VDI desktop and RDS desktops and applications User Logon Dynamic Configuration based on client info VDI Desktops RDSH Desktops
  35. 35. CART 3.5 Features Summary 35 Client Drive Redirection for Mac Client Drive Redirection for Linux (Tech Preview) Encryption & Compression for Client Drive Redirection File Type Association for RDS Applications ThinPrint Static Printer Name Support Windows 10 Support OSX 10.11 “El Capitan” Support
  36. 36. CART 3.5 Features Summary 36 iOS 9 Support Biometric Support for Mobile Linux Desktop NVIDIA GRID vGPU Support Linux Desktop vSGA Support Linux Desktop Guest Logoff Automation 4K Guest Resolution Support MS Lync (Skype for Business) Support for RDS & Windows 10
  37. 37. ClientDrive Redirection Client Drive Redirection for VDI and RDSH 37 Easily access your local files from your Desktops and Applications  Easily access local files from VDI, RDSH Desktops and Applications  Provide access to local, external and network drives on the client endpoint  Supported with Windows & Mac clients  Compression & AES Encryption (SHA256)  Tech Preview – Linux clients Benefits  Allows users to access local files on their client device and network drives Overview VDI & RDSH Local Drives External Drives Network Drives RDSH Desktops & Apps VDI
  38. 38. Client Drive Redirection for Linux Client – Tech Preview 38 Redirect local Linux client drives to RDSH Desktops & Applications and Windows VDI desktops Horizon Client 3.5 for Linux Do not use both USB and CDR together. CDR is preferred. Local Drives External Drives Network Drives RDSH Desktops & Apps Windows VDI Does not redirect local client drives to Linux VDI Desktops
  39. 39. Client Drive Redirection for Mac Client 39 Redirect local Mac client drives to RDSH Desktops & Applications and Windows VDI desktops Horizon Client 3.5 for Mac Do not use both USB and CDR together. CDR is preferred. Does not redirect local client drives to Linux VDI Desktops
  40. 40. Automatically Connect Local Drives 40
  41. 41. File Type Association - Published Apps 41  Administrator can associate file extensions to launch an appropriate Horizon RDS Hosted application  Data Compression  SHA 256 encryption between client and session  Supported with Horizon Windows 3.5 clients only Overview .DOCX .PPTX .XLSX .PDF WORD POWERPOINT EXCEL ACROBAT Benefits  Simplifies Horizon RDS Hosted Application launch for users  Seamless User experience to use local with hsoted applications.
  42. 42. ThinPrint Static Printer Name Support Prior to Client 3.5: ThinPrint used Printer Name and Client ID to name the printer This caused printing issues with applications when users moved from end point to end point in the same session. Client 3.5: ThinPrint uses Printer Name only to keep printer name consistent within session. Client ID now stored in registry in order to identify the correct printer. VDI & RDSH Supported Horizon Windows Client 3.5 and Agent 3.5 Required
  43. 43. Windows 10 43 Windows 10 Agent & Client support for Horizon View Desktops Smart Card Support vSphere 5.5 U3 / vSphere 6.0 Lync / Skype for Business Support
  44. 44. Max OS X – El Capitan 44 Horizon Client 3.5 will support OSX 10.11
  45. 45. iOS 9 Support 45
  46. 46. Biometric Authentication for Mobile 46  Admin defined policies  Leverages iOS Biometric capabilities  iOS 8 / iOS 9 support  Horizon 6.2 & Horizon Client 3.5  Credentials stored in KeyChain Benefits  Enhanced Security  Enhanced User Experience Overview
  47. 47. Linux Desktop NVIDIA GRID vGPU Support  NVIDIA GRID vGPU 3D Acceleration on RHEL 6.6 VDI desktop  Shared vGPU  Certified application drivers  Requires vSphere 6.0 U1 and Horizon 6.2 Linux Agent  DirectX 9, 10, 11  OpenGL 2.1, 3.x, 4.x Benefits  Excellent consolidation ratios with NVIDIA GRID vGPU  Scalable performance from entry level to high end users Overview Specific NVIDIA GRID cards will support this feature – check compatibility after product GA
  48. 48. Linux Desktop vSGA Support  Lightweight graphics without video acceleration on RHEL 7.1 VDI Desktop  Shared vGPU  Drivers not application certified  Requires vSphere 6.0 U1 and Horizon 6.2 Linux Agent  DirectX 9  OpenGL 2.1 Benefits  Good consolidation for low-end graphics users Overview RHEL 7.1 Now Supported as Linux Desktop in Horizon 6.2
  49. 49. Linux Desktop – Automated Guest Logoff  Enhancement allows Admins to logoff users after Disconnect
  50. 50. A Really Nice Picture of a Yak 50CONFIDENTIAL
  51. 51. 4K Resolution Support 51 4K (3840x2160) Windows VDI desktop resolution support Single monitor support with Aero on Win7 / Win 8 with HW10 3 x Monitor support with Win7 (Aero Disabled) with HW11 Client 3.5 & View Agent v6.2 4K Guest resolution – Not 4K monitor support with high DPI scaling
  52. 52. Overview Benefits  Windows 10 VDI desktops and RDSH desktops with Lync client installed  Windows 10 VDI desktop now supported  Client support includes Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 with Microsoft VDI Plug-in for Lync  Customers can migrate to Windows 10 or leverage RDSH desktops for VOIP and video.  Highly scalable VOIP and video calling within the VDI infrastructure  Enterprise grade UC VOIP and video using standard codecs  QoS support for real-time VOIP and video Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) Support RDS & Windows 10 RDSH Desktops Desktops
  53. 53. Beyond the Marketing: Horizon 6 Technical Deep Dive Ray Heffer, VMware, Inc Jim Yanik, VMware, Inc EUC5052 #EUC5052

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