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VMware Horizon View Best Practices (1020305)

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This article provides:

  • Best practices for using VMware Horizon View
  • Links to useful VMware Horizon View resources


Best practices

Follow these best practices when using VMware View:
  • Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS) can interfere with VirtualCenter ports. If possible, stop IIS inside vCenter Server. For more information, see Port already in use when installing VMware vCenter Server (4824652).
  • Follow the best practices for Anti-Virus deployment. For more information, see Anti-Virus Practices for VMware View.
  • If you are planning to use PCoIP with Wyse Thin Terminals, ensure that the Wyse thin client is supported for PCoIP. Upgrade to the latest firmware version. For more information, see the VMware View Thin Client Compatibility Guide.
  • Release the Internet Protocol (IP) address from the parent virtual machine and shut this virtual machine down before taking a snapshot for use as your new linked clone base image.

    Note: Snapshots taken from running virtual machines cannot be used as base images.

  • Ensure that the master copy uses a SCSI interface for its disk. SCSI interfaces generally provide better performance for virtual machines.
  • Ensure you are using a supported hardware version and VMware Tools is updated to the latest version.
  • Ensure that the View agent is upgraded to the latest version in the parent virtual machine.
  • Update to the most recent version of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client software available for your operating system.
  • Disable firewalls inside vCenter Server and the Connection Server. In some cases, the Windows firewall can cause isolation from the network. It may be preferable to use external firewalls. For more information, see Using Windows Firewall and Dual Network Interface Cards with VMware View Servers (1024610).

Additional Information

See Also

Update History

09/17/2012 - Added additional links to the Additional Information section and added View Manager 5.x to Products 05/27/2013 - Added the new product version 01/10/2014 - Added the new product version 5.3

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