BriForum 2015 London - Mitja Bezenšek - Hacking Horizon View


Hacking Horizon View
Presented by Mitja Bezenšek

How do you automate the recomposition of thousands of desktops, automatically clean up orphaned desktops, and create a useful inventory of your VDI infrastructure? If you are struggling with these issues, then this session (full of techy magic tricks) is for you!  Horizon View does not have a good reputation when it comes to automation and extensibility. There are no official APIs, while the View PowerCli cmdlets haven't changed since their initial release in 2010 and are still lacking features. This is especially problematic for large enterprises and cloud providers who use Horizon View as their VDI platform. During this demo rich session, we will be taking a look under the hood of Horizon View to see how to hack through it to make an admin’s life easier. WARNING: Some session topics are not supported by VMware.

  • Ways of automating
  • View the official and unofficial way
  • Inner workings of View
  • View automation best practices

Session Takeaway: Learn how to perform magic with automation and save time by moving to the Powershell console, as opposed to the slow View GUI. Automating items not supported by VMware.



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