ESX6.0 end of life approaching

For those of you still running ESXi6.0, be aware that it goes end of life on 12th March 2020. If you haven’t already started making upgrade plans, you should.

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VMware Horizon – extended service branch – SP1 release

VMware released the extended service branch last year. For those of you not familiar with it, I’ve published a previous article on it so please check it out.

https://virtuallyunboxed.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/horizon-extended-service-branch/

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Horizon 7.8

This week saw the release of VMware Horizon 7.8. If you’re wondering what’s included, i’ve gathered a few links which should help. VMware are trying really hard to close the feature gap between the old Flash admin console and the new HTML5 console and seem to have been great progress with this release. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see the end of the Flash gui.

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Desktop Repurposing

Late last year myself and a colleague Matt Evans at VMware did an assessment of some of the desktop repurposing options out there. The idea wasn’t to choose a winner, just to assess what’s out there and present the capabilities.

For those not aware, desktop repurposing is the process of turning traditional windows endpoints into easy to manage and more secure endpoints such as Linux for example. These can then all be centrally managed and can connect to virtualised desktops and applications products such as VMware Horizon.

Here is a video of the output from the project