Horizon Workspace 1.0 Technical White Papers

Since Horizon Workspace 1.0 was release VMware created some very good documents (white papers, reference architectures, etc.) related to Horizon Workspace. While some are very easy to find others are a bit more hidden in the VMware communities.

In this post I want to highlight some of the documents which I found very helpful and interesting.

Horizon Workspace 1.0 Reviewer’s Guide
Everyone who is just starting with Horizon Workspace should have a look at the Reviewer’s Guide. This document is a guided walkthrough of VMware Horizon Workspace, including a step-by-step perspective into technical architecture, use cases and initial installation, configuration, and integration.

Horizon Workspace Reference Architecture
If you want to know more about how to size your Horizon Workspace environment this is the right paper for you. I gives you an idea about the requirements for a 2,000-user Horizon Workspace environment.

Security Considerations for Horizon Workspace 1.0
This paper provides an overview of security considerations and recommendations for VMware Horizon Workspace. Topics covered are authentication and authorization, auditing, the demilitarized zone (DMZ), sharing, access control, and device control.

Horizon Workspace 1.0 – Load Balancing with F5
This paper details the setup of F5 BIG IP 11.3 with Horizon Workspace 1.0 to load balance gateway-VAs for internal and external access

Horizon Workspace – External vFabric Postgres database
This paper details the setup scenarios for using VMware vFabric Postgres 9.1 for use with Horizon Workspace service-va to implement this service in HA mode or for production environments where external PostgreSQL database is a requirement.

In my opinion all of these papers are a must read.

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