Configure IP Address and Hostname in ESXi Server

After installing ESXi host, the very first thing you would want to do is configure IP address and Host name in ESXi server. By default, the hostname is called localhost the IP address is set to DHCP client. So, in this post I will show steps to configure IP address and hostname in ESXi server. […]


Install and Configure VMware ESXi 6.0

After understanding basics of VMware vSphere components it’s now time to Install and Configure VMware ESXi 6.0. Make sure you’ve gone through various editions of vSphere before purchasing and installing it. There are few system requirements that must be met before you can install ESXi server. Make sure the server hardware that you are going to install […]


Setup RDS Host Farm in VMware Horizon 6

The ability to deploy RDS hosted apps and desktops via VMware Horizon 6 is an impressive new feature of VMware Horizon 6. This feature is available in Advanced and Enterprise editions of VMware Horizon 6. The hosted applications and desktops can now be managed from View Administrator. Similarly, PCoIP protocol can also be used by […]


Deploy RDS Hosted Application in VMware Horizon 6

After setting up Setup RDS Host farm, you can now deploy RDS Hosted application in VMware Horizon 6. The ability to deploy RDS hosted applications or desktops are available in Advanced and Enterprise editions of VMware Horizon 6. Note that you need to install Remote Desktop Session Host role service of RDS role in RDS server. […]


Deploy Linked Clone Virtual Desktop in VMware Horizon 6

View Composer is an optional component of VMware Horizon 6. It is used to deploy linked clone virtual desktops in VMware Horizon 6 VDI infrastructure. Linked clone virtual machine is based on parent VM snapshot. All the subsequent linked clone virtual machine are linked to master VM. View Composer requires database to store information of linked clone […]


Create VM Template to Deploy Linked Clone vDesktops

After installing View Composer server in vSphere environment, you can deploy linked clone virtual desktops. Before deploying linked clone virtual desktops, you must create a virtual machine template. The template is used to create linked clone virtual desktops. The clone is based on template of parent virtual machine. In this post, I will show steps to Create VM Template […]


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 […]