There is a entertaining discussion on Citrix XenDesktop versus VMware View. Having worked with both, I have my take on it. It is best to know both, both from a marketability and professional side. I like being agnostic when it comes to the hypervisor, compute, storage, or vdi solution. There is value, and let’s face it, it is fun!
I have not been very active, due to the nature of a recent job posting, but now that I am back in the public sector, it is time to start at it.
This attached presentation is from the VMUG Belgium meeting in May of 2013, where I was honored to give a bit of information and tidbits on a VMware View implementation use case.
If you need a quick primer on VMware View, you must read VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions, by Written by VMware experts Jason Langone and Andre Leibovici, as well as Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View, by Mike Laverick and Barry Coombs. The two books, plus the VMware View pdfs have been an immense help in getting our project off the ground. As the Lead on the View implementation, I had to get smart on View quickly, and these two publications have saved the day. Must reads!!!
Also waiting on VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop.