This is the third part of my VCAP7-DTM Design exam series. In part 2 I covered the creation of a conceptual design for Horizon 7. This time we take a look at section 2 of the blueprint, the creation of a logical design.
As you already know, the conceptual design or architecture is the one you begin with and is driven by the most essential requirements (the ones you gathered during the assessment). Typically you do not mention any specific solution or product in the conceptual design. To provide more details you will create a logical design of the Horizon solution.
There are different ways to create a conceptual design (e.g. page 71 in the VDI Design Guide) but the example of a logical design for Horizon 7 is very easy to find in the internet. Here is an example from the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Architecture:
The logical architecture should provide a high-level overview of the proposed architecture for the customer’s Horizon environment and helps all involved people in the early phases of planning, designing and deploying the solution.
As you can see, it now contains components like connection servers, Identity Managers, Composer Servers, database servers etc. The logical diagram shows you more details than before but the more specific (technical) details for each component will be described in the physical design which is part of section 3 of the exam blueprint. Example:
Amount of App Volumes Managers
Permissions of UEM shares
Load balancing solution
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