2020-11-10T06:42:02Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with VMware Horizon 7?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with VMware Horizon 7.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Hans Kraaijeveld - PeerSpot reviewer
End User Computing Architect at Fondo
Real User
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2022-08-03T08:27:16Z
Aug 3, 2022

A simple way to load-balance components has been missing for several years. Because VMware Horizon lacks a load-balancing component, you must always use a third-party solution. VMware recommends that since you have VMware vSphere underneath, you run NSX to get your load balancer from there. However, not every customer can afford to run NSX. A simple way, particularly for smaller environments, would be to have load balance connection servers and unified access gateways would be extremely beneficial. The backlog of the development team is extensive. We know the load-balancing is in the roadmap somewhere but it's unknown when it will get addressed. I would like to see simple load-balancing for smaller environments that lack large solutions like F5, or NSX; it should be redundant or unavailable but in a simple way. Perhaps limited to only two components; if more are required, a paid load balancing solution can be used. Load balancing for simple environments, or simple redundancy, is sorely lacking.

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Frieda Cheng - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at Amidas Hong Kong Limited
Reseller
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2022-05-10T09:38:45Z
May 10, 2022

VMware Horizon 7 could improve by supporting the active-active data center. At this time we are only deploying it in the production environment. Our customer is considered to deploy the VMware Horizon 7 to a secondary data center, but we found out that it cannot fully support the user in the deployment in the active-active data center. Any improvement on this would be beneficial.

DU
Senior Associate at NTT DATA
Real User
2022-04-27T08:19:18Z
Apr 27, 2022

Horizon 7's performance could be improved. For instance, when I launch the VDI, it takes a very long time to boot.

JC
Technical manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-09T17:44:00Z
Mar 9, 2022

Areas for improvement in VMware Horizon 7 would be the logging and the troubleshooting, e.g. they could be made clearer.

MarcMermuys - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT System Administrator at College of Europe
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2022-02-10T16:18:00Z
Feb 10, 2022

In the next release, I would like to have more support when optimizing the master templates for PDI. There are tools that are available to be used but they are not supported at the moment and are more, "use at your own risk."

FG
Systems analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-21T10:02:00Z
Dec 21, 2021

We are not satisfied with the storage vendor. I would like to see the VDP or other features for backing up the VMs.

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Shams K - PeerSpot reviewer
Vmware Administrator at Intertech
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Top 5
2021-11-11T20:02:00Z
Nov 11, 2021

VMware Horizon could be improved with more integration. It is also very costly for Enterprise Plus, which is a drawback. The renewal costs for the license are very, very high.

AC
End User Compute Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
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2021-09-15T20:20:15Z
Sep 15, 2021

The remote application features have some room for improvement.

JF
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2021-07-04T11:29:08Z
Jul 4, 2021

There are some issues with RAM in the system. There are also some issues with Windows 10, which is running the platform. Windows 10 has several applications that are available from the Windows Store, and these applications may not work correctly. We would like to see some of the features that are offered in the highest edition also included in the Standard Edition. The higher edition has some tools or functions that are called Horizon Smart Policy. It is a very good function that should be included with the standard edition.

Cristiano Cumer - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
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2021-06-14T13:04:52Z
Jun 14, 2021

The multimedia playback is not very good and they could improve it by increasing the quality. In an upcoming release, there could be more integration support for Linux and better Linux user profile management. This is a feature we use in the universities but most other normal businesses will not be interested in Linux.

Omar Al-Qaysie - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Chief Engineer at ministry of electricity
Real User
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2021-01-15T15:53:45Z
Jan 15, 2021

It is a little bit complex. You need a little bit of experience with ESXi installation and VMware before using this solution. You cannot directly jump to this solution. It also requires training. After you get trained, you can do anything with Horizon 7. In terms of features, it has been sufficient for my needs, but it can always have more features. They can maybe merge the servers. They can give the Horizon 7 server in one package with ESXi.

SB
Datacenter Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-25T21:23:13Z
Nov 25, 2020

The remote connection, bandwidth usage, and error connection can be improved. Working with the load balancer sites should also be improved. For example, with Horizon, we can use two clients with a one megabit connection, but with Citrix, we can use four or five clients with the same bandwidth through ICA protocol. VMware must improve remote connection, connection stability, and load balancing.

SA
Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-24T09:49:15Z
Nov 24, 2020

I would love to see so they can actually allow the use of Linux, from a hosting environment as well as from a VDI client environment. If I can actually host Linux instances as VDIs with the same features as what I get on Windows and have all the key components, like the Composer, database, or the connection services, that would be ideal. Often, ransomware and attacks usually target Windows, therefore, if I'm on Linux, at least I'll have some level of comfort or a buffer against danger.

IG
Manager - Technical Services at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-10T06:42:02Z
Nov 10, 2020

It's difficult to recall any areas that need improvement. They are growing now, in particular with this VDI domain. VMware is now introducing new products and features, and they are onboarding new customers. There are many competitors in the market. All of the Media in Apple products delivery is seamless. They need to advertise the product well and focus on their core features. They need to market accordingly and they will have a good future and a good experience for the end customers. I would like to see seamless integration with the cloud because right now, the dependency is on the cloud providers. I would like to see them have their own cloud environment on any public cloud. Right now, it is split between the public cloud and the VMware cloud environment. If they could deliver a solution that integrated all of the components then it would be great. They would not have to manage two different consoles but rather, a single implementation and a single console.

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VMware Workspace One has a powerful set of helpful features. The solution offers very good documentation, the initial setup is easy, and the product is very stable and reliable. I think the fact that VMware Workspace One provides a simplified administration is a huge advantage for businesses and adds tremendous value. It also takes pressure off of employees and frees up their time for other work priorities, which is a huge benefit. I happen to like the Kiosk Mode feature, which restricts employees or clients to using only the VMware Workspace One application for interactions. By offering only one application, you gain an extra layer of security control. In regards to scalability, I believe it is suitable for both small and large sized companies. Overall, I am impressed with VMware Workspace One, though I do wish they would offer extended device support, especially for IOT things such as SCADA devices. VMware Horizon 7 isn’t as fully mature as VMware Workspace One. It’s comparable in terms of setup and scalability, making it easy to expand to more endpoints. However, it is more pricey and it really shouldn’t be. In contrast to VMware Workspace One, I actually feel that it is lacking in documentation for app settings. Nevertheless, the product seems to work well when it comes to desktop management, specifically when it comes to all the upgrades. It would also be helpful if they had an additional feature like automatic replication of all the stored profiles to avoid having to use third-party tools. Conclusion: Compared to VMware Horizon 7, VMware Workspace One is a solid choice because it doesn’t have bugs or glitches, it does not crash or freeze, it is secure, easy to use, it is centrally managed, and performs well. All of these details make a huge difference to me, and for me VMware Workspace One is a clear winner.
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SB
Datacenter Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 25, 2020
We use this solution for virtual desktop infrastructure and remote desktop connections on client sites with 18 clients or end-user devices.
Omar Al-Qaysie - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Chief Engineer at ministry of electricity
Jan 15, 2021
We used this solution for a complaint management and support system. The project was a combination of Horizon 7, VMware, Oracle Database, Apex, and GlassFish. Most of them were deployed on Linux or Windows, and we implemented a center to manage the VMware cluster. The main software, based on Oracle Database, gave the operator a terminal and different kinds of forms for entering the data that they got from the customers. The virtual machines were based on Horizon 7. We completed this project in 2018, and it is still working.
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