VMware User Environment Manager Deployment Considerations White Paper
The VMware User Environment Manager Deployment Considerations guide helps administrators plan and design phases of a VMware User Environment Manager™ deployment. It includes examples of common deployment scenarios, including guidance for scalability, high availability, and disaster recovery.
For more information, see Installing and Configuring VMware User Environment Manager and the VMware User Environment Manager Administration Guide.
This guide is for architects, consultants, IT professionals, or anyone involved in creating high-level, functional, and technical designs.
What Is VMware User Environment Manager?
User Environment Manager provides end users with a personalized and
dynamic Windows desktop based on their role, device, and location. User
Environment Manager is a cost-effective solution that requires minimal infrastructure.
Many organizations suffer from productivity loss because of ad hoc activities for end users, such as manually mapping network drives and printers, creating policy settings, or providing application shortcuts.
- User Environment Manager provides several benefits:
Increases productivity by delivering consistent and personalized desktops across devices
- Reduces help desk workload with the provided Helpdesk Support Tool and the Self-Support tool
- Improves login and logout times by using DirectFlex, which imports only the settings needed when
an application is started, folder redirection, and profile segmentation
- Scales seamlessly by leveraging the existing Windows infrastructure
- Requires minimal infrastructure
User Environment Manager is a component of the Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP). JMP (pronounced jump) represents capabilities in VMware Horizon® 7 Enterprise Edition that deliver
Just-in-Time Desktops and Apps in a flexible, fast, and personalized manner. JMP is composed of the following VMware technologies:
- VMware Instant Clone Technology for fast desktop and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) provisioning
- VMware App Volumes™ for real-time application delivery
- User Environment Manager for contextual policy management
JMP allows components of a desktop or RDSH server to be decoupled and managed independently in a centralized manner, yet reconstituted on demand to deliver a personalized user workspace when needed. JMP is supported with both on-premises and cloud-based Horizon 7 deployments, providing a unified and consistent management platform regardless of your deployment topology. The JMP approach provides several key benefits, including simplified desktop and RDSH image management, faster delivery and maintenance of applications, and elimination of the need to manage “full persistent” desktops.