VMware is already known for providing virtualized applications through VMware ThinApp™, and centralized application and desktop management through View™. Horizon now adds a new option: application remoting based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS).

RDS, formerly known as Terminal Services, is a Microsoft technology that enables remote users to share applications installed on servers in the data center, as well as to share session-based desktops.

RDS hosting of applications is also sometimes referred to as app publishing or app remoting. RDS hosting provides users with access to applications that are installed on a remote RDS host. In Horizon, Remote Desktop Services hosts (RDS hosts) deliver Windows-based applications or desktops. The RDS host is a server containing both Microsoft RDS and View Agent™. By installing an application on an RDS host, you can make a single instance of an application available to thousands of users, who access it remotely.

For a more than satisfactory user experience with RDS hosting, administrators must make sure that these remote users are able to access applications on the RDS hosts quickly and are able to use them continuously. Inexplicable delays in application access, prolonged slowness when running applications on the RDS hosts, sudden session log outs, are some of the key spoilers of a user’s experience with VMware Horizon View RDS. To proactively detect and avert such anomalies before end-users notice, an administrator should monitor the VMware Horizon View RDS environment 24x7.  eG Enterprise helps administrators in this regard.