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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

HTML Access of Horizon View Desktop

If Horizon View Client is not installed then no need to worry because now you can connect with the connection server with the HTML Access. Follow these steps to access your desktop through HTML:-

1. Enable HTML Access at the desktop pool level
2. Once enabled open the web browser > https://connectionserver fqdn > click on the option called VMware Horizon View HTML Access

2. Double click on the cloud icon to connect with the connection server

3. Type the username and password of that user who is entitled to access the desktop

4. Double click on the pool to access the desktop that is entitled to you

VMware VDI Calculator Demo

You can download the Calculator from here

VMware Horizon View 6 sizing limits and recommendations (2080467)


This article provides sizing limits and recommendations for a VMware Horizon View 6 environment. 


Note: Your experience may vary with the recommended settings.

Desktop Session Limits
Maximum number of active sessions per View Cloud Pod
Maximum number of View Pods per Cloud Pod
Maximum number of Sites per View Cloud Pod
Active Connections per View Pod
Maximum number of active Connection Servers per View Pod
7 (Stay within 10000 sessions)
Active sessions per Connection Server with Direct connection, RDP, Tunneled or PCoIP

ESX & Virtual Machine Limits

Hosts per cluster (VMFS+NFS)32
Virtual Machines per CPU core8-10 recommended
Virtual Machines per replica4000
Virtual Machines per vCenter 10000
Virtual Machines per Pool2000
Virtual Machines per ESXi Host1000

Storage Limits

Virtual Machines per LUN with VAAI140 (non-VAAI = 128 VMFS, 250+ NFS)
VSAN hosts per cluster32 (16 recommended)
Virtual Machines per cluster when using VSAN3200
VSAN Disk groups5
Flash/SSD per disk group1
HDD per disk group7
VSAN Datastores per cluster1

RDSH Sizing

Max Sessions per RDSH150 (50 recommended for less power hosts)
Recommended vCPU per RDSH4
Recommended vRAM per RDSH64 GB (~1 GB per User)
Recommended RDSH per ESX host1 per 4 logical cores (do not overcommit cores)

Connection Servers

Memory12 GB recommended
Server per session1 per 2000 sessions
AvailabilityN + 1
External Access2 Connection Servers recommended
Max Connection Servers per View Pod7

Security Servers

Max connections per Security Server2000                                   
Max Blast Secure Gateway2000            


Getting Started with Horizon Linux Desktops


Setting Up View Agent Direct Connections


VMware View Storage Accelerator

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

SRM Versions & ESXi Versions Compatibility (Source VMware Compatibility Matrix Guide)

Solution InteroperabilitySolution/Database Interoperability
Solution Upgrade Path
1. Select a Solution
If you do not know the Solution Version select 'Any'.
2. Add Platform/Solution
Add platforms to the matrix to see if they are compatible with the Solutions selected in Step 1.
   Do not show empty rows

PlatformVMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 6.0VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8.1VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5.1VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1.3VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1.2VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1.1VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0.3VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0.2VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0.1VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.1.2VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.1.1VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.1VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0.3VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0

VMware ESXi 6.0compatible

VMware ESXi 5.5 U2compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESXi 5.5 U1compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

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VMware ESXi 5.1 U3compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESXi 5.1 U2compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

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VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 U3compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 U2compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 U1compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 U4compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 U3compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 U2compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 U1compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 U5compatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

VMware ESX/ESXi 3.0.3 U1compatible