I’m at a crossroads in my VMware learning curve and had to make a decision, what was next? Either VCAP5-DCD or VCP5-DT. It may sound strange but this choice took me longer than you may think as both require a significant investment in time and energy.
In the end I have opted for VMware View, I understand the concepts of VDI, but know two things about View, nothing and err nothing.
So what was my rational behind choosing View over Data Centre Design? Well, I firmly believe that VDI is going to become a dominating force over the next 12 to 24 months with it becoming common place as many companies still use Windows XP for their desktops. These companies will have a choice either to refresh each laptop/desktop and move to Windows 7 or Windows 8 or invest instead in the core infrastructure and roll out VDI.
I’m off the opinion that many businesses will choose the later to save the time and effort of having to patch, monitor and maintain end users devices.
So, with this in mind, I have purchased the following books.
- Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View by Barry Combs & Mike Laverick
- VMware View 5 Desktop Solutions by Jason Langone & Andrew Leibovici
Both of these books had been recommended to me by the VMware Twitter folks.
With Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View focusing on the ‘how to’ and VMware View 5 Desktop Solutions focusing on the ‘design’ to hopefully give me a rounded knowledge of VMware View.
This means that most if not all of my upcoming blog posts will be ramblings on VMware View as I go through a steep learning curve.
Too VDI and beyond!’