What is the VMware Horizon Workspace App?

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Whilst browsing through the Apple AppStore with my iPad I noticed that VMware have released the Horizon Workspace App, which is available for free download on both the iPhone and iPad.  The Horizon Workspace App is part of the VMware Horizon Suite and for those of you not familiar with VMware's Horizon Suite, it brings together the areas of applications, data and virtual desktop access into a single integrated end user computing (EUC) offering. It provide users with a one-stop-shop to access … [Read more...]

VMware View Directory Traversal Exploit Fix

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Are you running VMware View?  If so, you will want to look at implementing this newly released security patch from VMware that resolves a potential scenario where a guest user, who has been given access to particular files on a VM, could potentially  prompt the VM to traverse directories and retrieve files that this user should not have access to, eg: hashed passwords, etc. I don’t normally cover security patch updates on TechHead as they are common place across all software products … [Read more...]

VMware View 5.1 now compatible with vSphere 5.1

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VMware View 5.1 is now compatible with vSphere 5.1 - this will be good news to all of you who have been perhaps holding off upgrading your vSphere hosts to 5.1 due to your VMware View environment and the imcompatibility between it and VMware's latest update to vSphere (5.1). One interesting point of note is how the "fix" to resolve this incompatibility issue is actually applied to the vSphere ESXi host and not the VMware View software.  There are two methods to apply this fix, either download … [Read more...]

VMware View Bootcamp Video Series

Are you looking at deploying a VMware View based virtual desktop infrastructure at your place of work or want to find out more about View?  If so then I recommend you take a look at the following VMware View bootcamp series which is made up of a number of useful videos.  The VMware View bootcamp videos cover topics such as: Design Considerations Guidelines for VMware View – Overview Storage Deep Dive - Considerations and Best Practices Network Considerations and Best … [Read more...]

VMware Launches View Clients for Mac OS X, Linux & Amazon Fire

VMware have recently announced an update to some of their existing VMware View Clients along with introducing much awaited new View Clients running on Mac OS X and Linux (Ubuntu), along with the Amazon Fire tablet device!  The updates (v1.3) were to the iPad and Android clients. For many of us the introduction of a Mac OSX and Linux based View Client is an exciting prospect, which will definitely make VMware’s Virtual Desktop offering more attractive to a wider audience who are currently … [Read more...]