I had the privilege of presenting at the Potomac Regional VMware User Group (VMUG) conference yesterday and at the inaugural Boston VMUG last week. The Potomac Regional event was a combination of Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Federal VMUG’s. Clearpath participated in both the Potomac and Boston events as a gold sponsor. My session was entitled, “What You Didn’t Know You Needed To Know Before Implementing VMware View”.
My session provided attendees with an overview of how VMware View integrates with existing infrastructures, Windows images, applications, and processes. Building on Clearpath’s experience in implementing VMware View for customers of many sizes in a variety of industries, we looked at many of the issues that can cause a View pilot or production implementation to get off track. Prerequisites and best practices for the pieces of your environment that touch View were reviewed, including Active Directory, Distributed File System (DFS), Group Policies, Load Balancers, ThinApp packaging, and base image optimization. Finally, we discussed how to integrate the several facets of your IT group that will have to be involved in your View roll-out: application, desktop/helpdesk, network, storage, and infrastructure teams.
The presentation is embedded below.
If you have questions, comments, or need clarification around any of the items covered in my presentation please don’t hesitate to ask!