With the VMware acquisition of Immidio, announced in February 2015, VMware has now released VMware User Environment Manager (UEM). In the last several weeks I have been doing some internal testing with UEM and looking at the different things the software can do, and how this will help administrators manage users and improve the user experience.
After the acquisition was complete I kept hearing internal conversations about just how easy UEM is to deploy and get up-and-running, as there is no extra infrastructure needed to configure UEM. All that is required to configure UEM is:
- A couple of file shares
- Configuration of group policy objects (GPOs) on the User organizational unit (OU)
- Installation of UEM agent and manager software
Unlike a lot of other management software, VMware UEM only requires that the software is installed on one or more administrator desktops. There is no management server component other than network file shares and configuration of a few GPOs.
Given the simplicity of the installation, I decided to document how easy it is to get an enterprise-ready solution deployed in less than 60 minutes. Now, this is a basic deployment for 50 linked clone virtual machines, but you’ll see just how easy it is to deploy and configure them. For an enterprise with many sites, decisions need to be made about configuring network shares and where to place them on the network. But most of the work, as you will see, can easily be accomplished in 60 minutes or less. Read the VMware User Environment Manager Guide below:
Dale is a Senior Solutions Architect and member of the CTO Ambassadors. Dale focuses in the End User Compute space, where Dale has become a subject matter expert in a number of the VMware products. Dale has more than 20 years experience working in IT having started his career in Northern England before moving the Spain and finally the USA. Dale currently hold a number of certifications including VCP-DV, VCP-DT, VCAP-DTD and VCAP-DTA.
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