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Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2 by Jason Ventresco

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Chapter 3. Implementing VMware Horizon View Composer

VMware Horizon View Composer is a feature of View that enables the rapid provisioning of linked-clone virtual desktops. A pool of linked-clone desktops shares the same master image and writes any changes to a dedicated virtual hard disk, also known as a delta disk. This drastically reduces the amount of per-virtual desktop storage required compared to full clone virtual desktops, as each of those requires its own copy of the master image. In addition, linked-clone desktops can be provisioned much more quickly than full clone desktops, which is beneficial in and of itself and also enables new ways of managing desktops throughout their lifecycle.

This chapter will discuss benefits, installation, ...

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