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VMware Horizon View Essentials

By : Peter von Oven
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VMware Horizon View Essentials

By: Peter von Oven

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
VMware Horizon View Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Designing a Horizon 6.0 architecture

We are going to start this section by looking at the VMware reference architecture for Horizon View 6.0 before we go into more detail around the design considerations, best practice, and then sizing guidelines. In the final section, we will discuss some specific design examples.

The pod and block reference architecture

VMware has produced a reference architecture model for deploying Horizon View, with the approach being to make it easy to scale the environment by adding set component pieces of infrastructure, known as View blocks. To scale the number of users, you add View blocks up to the maximum configuration of five blocks. This maximum configuration of five View blocks is called a View pod.

The important numbers to remember are that each View block supports up to a maximum of 2,000 users, and a View pod is made up of up to five View blocks, therefore supporting a maximum of 10,000 users. The View block contains all the infrastructure required to host...