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VMware Horizon View 5.3 Design Patterns and Best Practices by Jason Ventresco

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Understanding View storage-related features

View includes two specific features that influence storage design and View infrastructure. One is View Storage Accelerator, mentioned earlier in this chapter; the other is tiered storage for View linked clone desktops. This section will go into further detail about each of these features.

View Storage Accelerator

View Storage Accelerator enables View to use the vSphere CBRC feature first introduced with vSphere 5.0. CBRC uses up to 2 GB of RAM on the vSphere host as a read-only cache for View desktop data. CBRC can be enabled for both full clone and linked clone desktop pools, with linked clone desktops having the additional option of caching only the operating system (OS) disk or both the OS disk and ...

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