VMware View 5.x – Reset/Refresh/Rebalance/Recompose

Reset Shuts down the desktop and restarts the session. The shutdown/logoff/disconnect is non-graceful Refresh Restores the OS disk to it’s original state and size Does not effect View Composer persistent disks Rebalance Evenly redistributes linked-clone desktops among available datastores. A rebalance operation also refreshed the linked clones Recompose Simultaneously updates …

What is SAML and OAuth 2.0

VMware’s upcoming On-Premise Horizon Application Manager 1.5 supports SAML and OAuth 2.0 for authentication. SInce I had no idea what SAML and OAuth 2.0 was all about I googled a bit and found some nice videos on the subjects. A VMware paper on Identity, Access Control, and VMware Horizon can …

Files installed in the VMware Thinapp folder

After installing the VMware Thinapp Virtualization package on aager software on a clean machine a new folder is created under c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Thinapp. This folder contains a number of files.   Captures folder – Stores the ThinApp virtualized application project files. Note that the Captures folder is not visible right …

VMware View 5.x – Windows 7 Golden Image

Some notes on creating your golden Windows 7 (32-bit) image to be used in VMware View projects   STEP 1: Optimizing the VM within ESXi Hardware version: use the latest available for your vSphere platform vCPUs: 1 vRAM: 1024 MB Disk Size: 40 GB (disk size depends on the umber …