Virtual Desktop Deployment Vmware View

We can use multiple desktop sources to deploy Virtual Desktops through Vmware View. This can be:

  • A Virtual Machine that is managed through vCenter. You can only use vCenter servers that are known to the View Manager server.
  • Fat Clients (physical PCs)
  • Thin Clients
  • Terminal Servers
  • Blade PCs

The delivery methods for the are:

  • Individual Desktop: one Desktop that can be use by one user a time.
  • Manual Pool: this is a pool of dekstop with the following characteristics
    • Multiple users to multiple desktop mapping; however, only one active user on a desktop at a time.
    • Not provisioned automatically.
    • Supports both persistent and non-presistent access modes.
    • Administrator entitles entire pool to users or user groups
  • Automated Pool: This is a pool that contains one or more dynamically generated desktops that are automatically created and customized by View Manager from a vCenter virtual machine template and have the following characteristics
    • Multiple users to multiple desktop mapping; however, only one active user on a desktop at a time.
    • Provisioned automatically.
    • Administrator specifies a template and a customization specification which is used to provision desktop sources.
    • Supports both persistent and non-presistent access modes.
    • Administrator entitles entire pool to users or user groups.
  • Terminal Server Pool: This is a pool of Terminal Servers desktop sources served by one or more terminal servers. A terminal server desktop source can deliver multiple desktops. A Terminal Server Pool has the following characteristics
    • Pool of Terminal Servers desktops served by a farm comprising of one or more terminal servers.
    • Least session count based load balacing. Vmware View load balances connections requests across terminal servers in a pool by choosing the terminal server that has the least number of active sessions on it.
    • Administrator entitles entire pool to users or user groups.
    • Administrator should deploy a roaming profile solution to enable user settings and personalization to be propagated to the currently accessed desktop.

If I would explain how to used these delivery methods in this post, this post would be very crowd y. So click on the link to see how configure the delivery method.

Note: This information is taken from the View Manager Administration Guide.

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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