World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

VMware Horizon View

Article Id: WHEBN0020872016
Reproduction Date:

Title: VMware Horizon View  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Teradici, VMware, Centralized computing, L4Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Collection: Centralized Computing, Remote Desktop Protocols, Vmware
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

VMware Horizon View

VMware View
Original author(s) VMware
Developer(s) VMware
Stable release 6.0.1 / September 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
Development status Active
Operating system Windows
Type Desktop virtualization
License Commercial, Proprietary
Website vmware.com/products/view/

VMware View is a commercial desktop-virtualization product developed by VMware, Inc. Its first two releases (2.0.0 and 2.1.0) sold under the name VMware VDM, but with the 3.0.0 release in 2008[1] VMware Inc. changed the name to "VMware View". "VMware View" became "Horizon View" with the launch of Horizon 6 in April 2014.[2]

VMware View provides remote-desktop capabilities to users using VMware's virtualization technology. A client desktop operating-system - typically Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP - runs within a virtual environment on a server. The VMware View product has a number of components which are required to provide the virtual desktops, including:

  • VMware vSphere for Desktops (includes ESXi, VMware's hypervisor)
  • VMware vCenter Server (management of virtualization environment)
  • View Composer (advanced View management, with automation and cloning)
  • View Manager (administration of the View Environment)
  • View Client (communication between View and the desktop OS)
  • VMware ThinApp (application virtualization)
  • View Persona Management (user profile management)
  • vShield Endpoint (offloaded desktop antivirus)

Although VMware licenses vSphere hypervisor per physical CPU-socket,[3] it licenses VMware View per concurrent desktop.[4] The bundled hypervisor, vSphere for Desktops, is functionally equivalent to vSphere Enterprise Plus.[5]

VMware View has two licensing options, Enterprise and Premier. Enterprise comes with vSphere for Desktops, vCenter Server, and View Manager, and has an MSRP of $150 per concurrent desktop. View Composer, Persona Management, vShield Endpoint, and ThinApp are included in the Premier edition at an MSRP of $250 per concurrent desktop.[6]

In order to transport a view of the desktop to users, keyboard, video, mouse and other interactions travel over a LAN connection. VMware View supports both the Microsoft-developed RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and the Teradici-licensed PCoIP (PC-over-IP) protocol.[7]

Users establish client connections to VMware View sessions by running a VMware View Client on a local host. The product supports most versions of Windows, along with Mac OS X. Specific embedded clients are also supported for a large number of thin clients, for a list of supported clients refer to the VMware website.[8]

An open-source product called "VMware View Open Client" can connect from a Linux or Mac OS X desktop to remote Windows desktops managed by VMware View.[9] The client uses rdesktop under-the-hood to connect to the host.

An HTML5 Client for VMware View is available to enable access to VMware View desktops directly from within any HTML5-compatible web browser such as Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox (for Windows, Linux, Mac and Chrome OS devices, such as Chromebooks).[10]

Ubuntu 12.10 can login to VMware View desktops directly from the login screen.

References

  1. ^ "VMware Announces General Availability of VMware View 3, with Ground-Breaking Advances in Managing, Scaling and Personalizing Virtual Desktop Environments". VMware News Release. Palo Alto: VMware. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2010-08-12. PALO ALTO, Calif., December 2, 2008 – VMware Inc. [...] today announced the general availability of VMware View 3 [...] 
  2. ^ Dignan, Larry (2014-04-09). "VMware's Horizon 6 launches, targets Citrix". ZDNet. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2014-04-16. Horizon 6 consolidates a few VMware applications.[...] VMware View becomes Horizon View. 
  3. ^ http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere/compare-editions.html
  4. ^ http://www.vmware.com/products/view/howtobuy.html
  5. ^ http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2011/08/desktop-virtualization-with-vsphere-5-licensing-overview.html
  6. ^ http://www.vmware.com/products/view/howtobuy.html
  7. ^ http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/teradici_vmworld08.html
  8. ^ "VMware View 4.5 HCL for thin devices". 
  9. ^ VMware: VMware View: VMware View Open Client - Now Available
  10. ^ "VMware Community - HTML5 Client for VMware View". 

Further reading

  • Keith Schultz (December 14, 2011) VDI shoot-out: Citrix XenDesktop vs. VMware View. Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 and VMware View 5 vie for the most flexible, scalable, and complete virtual desktop infrastructure, InfoWorld
  • Keith Schultz (December 14, 2011) VDI shoot-out: HDX vs. PCoIP. The differences between the Citrix and VMware remote desktop protocols are more than skin deep, InfoWorld

External links

  • Official site
  • VMware View Open Client
Installation Instruction
  • Fixablez.com Step-by-step Instructions on how to install VMware Horizon View Client
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.