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Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2 by Jason Ventresco

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View Client network bandwidth requirements

One of the easiest things to overlook when designing our View infrastructure is how much network bandwidth is required to support the View Client connections. The preferred protocol for VMware Horizon View is PC-over-IP, commonly known as PCoIP. View also supports the use of Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

PCoIP is a display protocol provided by VMware for use in the View product suite. The PCoIP protocol has multiple features that make it ideal for connecting to View desktops:

  • Capable of adapting to varying levels of connection latency and bandwidth
  • Has multiple built-in techniques for optimizing and accelerating connections over a wide area network (WAN)
  • Able to achieve compression ratios of ...

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