Let's start this section with a high-level overview of the complete VMware Horizon 6 solution and the components and functionality included in the overall solution, before focusing on the specific Horizon View 6.0 elements of the solution.
It's also probably worth mentioning that as part of the Horizon 6 licensing model, you are licensed to deploy the core hosting infrastructure with the VMware vSphere platform and the vSphere for Desktop license. You can deploy as many ESXi hosts and vCenter servers as you require in order to host only the desktop infrastructure. We will discuss this later in the The Horizon View Standard Edition licensing section of this chapter.
Now that you now have a high-level picture of VMware Horizon 6 and the features it delivers, we are going to take a deeper look into the components that deliver this functionality and how they work in the following sections.