VMware Horizon 6.0 with View – Part 1: System Requirements

Horizon with ViewIn this series, we will quickly go over the installation steps with the new release of Horizon 6.0.

First lets go over basic requirements for infrastructure components:

 

Supported Operating Systems for View Connection Server:

(as of writing this post): including standard, replica, and security server and View Composer

Windows Server 2008 R2 & R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012 R2

 

Hardware Specs:

Recommended for Connection Servers (Standard, Replica, security) : 4 CPU, 1Gbps NIC, 10 GB RAM for 50 or more desktop

Recommended for Composer : 2 Ghz+, 4CPU, 1Gbps, 8 GB+ RAM for 50 or more dektops, 60 GB Disk

 

Database Support:

You may want to double check the vmware compatibility matrix for any updates:

 

Database

vCenter Server 5.5

vCenter Server 5.1

vCenter Server 5.0

vCenter Server 4.1

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

(32- and 64-bit)

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (SP1) Standard and Enterprise

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

(32- and 64-bit)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express (R2 SP2)

No

Yes

Yes

No

(64-bit)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP3), Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

(32- and 64-bit)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (R2 SP2), Standard and Enterprise

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

(32- and 64-bit)

Oracle 10g Release 2, Standard, Standard ONE, and Enterprise [10.2.0.4]

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

(32- and 64-bit)

Oracle 11g Release 2, Standard, Standard ONE, and Enterprise [11.2.0.3]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

(32- and 64-bit)

 

ESXi and VCenter Requirements (as of writing this post):

 

View VCenter and ESXi requirements

Web Browsers for View Administrator:

IE8, IE9, IE10 (Desktop Mode)

Firefox 6+

You must install Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later. For Windows 2012 R2, Flash comes as preinstalled. You need to enable Desktop Experience in the Features:

 

Desktop Experience

 

Guest Operating Systems Supported with this release:

Guest OS

Version

Edition

Service Pack

Windows 8.1

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

None and Update

Windows 8

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

None

Windows 7

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

None and SP1

Windows Vista

32-bit

Business and Enterprise

SP2

Windows XP

32-bit

Professional

SP3

Windows Server 2008 R2

64-bit

Datacenter

SP1

For RDS pools, supported Operating Systems:

Guest OS

Edition

Service Pack

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

SP1

Windows Server 2012

Standard and Datacenter

None

Windows Server 2012 R2

Standard and Datacenter

None

Bulent Tolu

Bulent Tolu

Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware
Bulent is an IT professional with Master's in MIS and 10-years of experience in broad range of Information Technologies. He is exposed to engineering/architecting, implementation/integration, and administration of various high-available IT systems and infrastructure. He has a passion to continually research, test and evaluate new technologies and follow industry best practices to secure and optimize IT systems. Currently, he lives in Istanbul and works as a Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware.
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