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Create ODBC Database Connection in Horizon View Composer Server

View Composer is an optional component of VMware Horizon 6 product. View Composer server requires database to store information of deployed linked clone desktops. The database can reside on same server where vCenter database instance is located or you can setup dedicated database server for View Composer. Either option requires you to setup ODBC database […]
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Configure VMware Horizon 6 Event Database and Reporting

Event monitoring and reporting is critical part of VMware Horizon View infrastructure. You can use existing or dedicated database to store View events. The database server can reside on same View Connection virtual machine, or can be on dedicated database server. You can also use Syslog to send event logs to Syslog server In this […]
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Deploy Manual Desktop Pool in VMware Horizon 6

After installing View Connection server in vSphere environment, you can deploy virtual desktops. In this post, I will show steps to deploy manual desktop pool in VMware Horizon 6. Before deploying virtual desktops, you need to understand Desktop Pools. Desktop Pools are collection of one or more virtual desktops with similar attributes. Attributes are application, memory, processor, storage […]
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Install VMware Horizon 6 View Composer Server

View Composer server is an optional component of VMware Horizon 6. It is used to deploy linked clone virtual desktops which can greatly reduce storage costs. The linked clone is based on parent base snapshot of virtual machine. We will use Windows 8 as base OS. You can install View Composer server in same instance where […]
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Install VMware Horizon 6 View Connection Server

There are various components of VMware Horizon 6 all working together to construct virtual desktop infrastructure. View Connection server is the core and is the first server in Horizon (View) infrastructure. It acts as broker and authenticates users via Active Directory, associates virtual desktops to users, enables single-sign on, provides web-based View administrator portal, holds copy of […]
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Understanding VMware Horizon 6 Components

VMware Horizon 6 comes into VMware’s end-user computing portfolio. VMware Horizon works on top of existing vSphere environment to create virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). VMware Horizon 6 is desktop and application virtualization solution that provides virtual desktops and application to users. This technology leverages the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept, where employees bring their own […]
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Configure Single Sign-on in VMware vCenter 5.5

After you’ve installed vCenter server, you might want to authenticate vCenter sign on with Active Directory user accounts. To do so, you need to configure single sign-on in VMware vCenter 5.5, you also need to add user accounts/groups in vCenter. Configure Single Sign-on in VMware vCenter 5.5 Step 1. Open vSphere web client and login […]
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