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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:


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Installing VMware Horizon View – Part 5: Installing View Transfer Server & Local Mode VMs

imageIn this post we will cover Transfer server and Local Mode VMs.

First, the requirements are as follows:

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Installing VMware Horizon View – Part 4: Install View Composer and Linked Clone Machines

imageIn this post we will look at View Composer and Linked Clone technology for creating an another automated pool. 

Lets first install view Composer component.  View composer requires database. My setup has already SQL installed on View Composer server.

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Installing VMware Horizon View – Part 3: Creating Automated Pool VDIs with Full Virtual Machines

Automated PoolIn this part, we will create a Windows 8 image to use with automated pool setup.

For this, a new Windows 8 template is required. After prepping the template, we will go over creating the pool and provisioning the VDIs per requirements.

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Installing VMware Horizon View – Part 2: Building Virtual Desktop

In this part, we will go over basic configuration of Configuration server and will prep a single Windows 8 VM, and then create a manual pool to have our first pool with VM created in this post. 

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Installing VMware Horizon View – Part 1: Connection Server

image In this series we will create VMware Horizon View infrastructure . In the architecture, we have, Connection server, Transfer server, Security server and View Composer.

In the first part, Connection server will be installed.

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E1000/E1000E networking bug with 5.1 U2

A new KB was released explaining issues with E1000 adapters on ESXi 5.1 U2 due to memory leak in the E1000 back end in ESXi 5.1 Update 2.

Per article the bug can result in intermittent network traffic and disconnected network adapters.

For workaround please check out http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2072694

Upgrading vCenter from 5.0 to 5.1 U2


I just wanted to share some notes and steps on upgrading vCenter 5.0 to 5.1. The steps for upgrading from 4.x is probably similar to the steps provided below as VMware also supports in place upgrade from 4.x on 64-bit systems.

One change with this upgrade scenario is that it is not supported to migrate vCenter to new server during upgrade to 5.1. Instead, you can migrate during upgrade to 5.0 and then you can do inplace upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1.

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