VMworld 2013 – End User Computing
VMworld 2013 – EUC
Last week VMworld 2013 took place and even though not much was being presented on End User Computing from the session a bit of information came out. This blog will describe the changes ahead with VMware Horizon View.
Today with VMware Horizon View when you have multiple POD’s spread over more than one data center you have to have all your active brokers in one data center. In the other data center you are only allowed to have standby or backup broker active.
When the primary data center goes down you have to manually make sure the backup brokers are becoming the active ones. This is not an Enterprise ready design in my honest opinion, with multiple data centers and POD’s all of them should host active brokers.
At VMworld 2013 in a session about the future or VMware Horizon View they announced a change in this design. After asking what that change would be they commented that they are looking at a management layer above the brokers to make sure the ADAM database is synchronized without issues.
Note: the reason why in the current setup this is not possible is the corruption of the ADAM database over high latency connections.
The extra management layer would make sure the corruption is not possible. The exact whereabouts of how they will built this are not yet clear, hopefully at VMworld Barcelona someone can tell us more.
Smart Card authentication
One last thing I want to mention is the possibility to use non-VMware brokers for the VMware horizon View environment in the future. This was called a direct connection in the presentation and is useful for customers that have brokers already in their infrastructure.
This is most of the stuff I learned about EUC, there was more but mostly stuff from other vendors.