Fellow London VMUG regulars and vExperts Barry Coombs and Mike Laverick have recently self published a new title Building EUC Solutions with VMware View. This book covers the most recent release of View 5.1 and having been privileged to help review one of the chapters and already get myself 1/4 the way through the book it is looking to be a phenomenal effort.
The authors have a lot of real world experience and translate this into the book. The amount of detail they go into is excellent and it isn’t just a VMware only book – there is good commentary of VDI design and other related considerations, no matter which solution in the market you are going for. For instance there is coverage on using an F5 appliance to load balance the View Security server, how to use storage integration from Dell, EMC and Netapp, and coverage of clients such as iPad, OS X and Teradici zero clients. They also cover some of the newer solutions from VMware such as virtualising your applications with ThinApp, Horizion Application Manager plus look into the future of applications over the next few years with things like projects Octopus and AppBlast.
It was also good to see a chapter on managing View with PowerCLI.
I’ve really enjoyed reading it so far and am looking forward to the rest of it. If you already work with View or are considering a deployment then I highly recommend putting this on your reading list.
You can get yourself a copy over at Lulu. All profits go to Unicef, which is an excellent decision by the authors and another reason for you to go and grab a copy.