High-level architectural overview

In this section, we will cover the core Horizon View features and functionality for brokering virtual desktop machines that are hosted on the VMware vSphere platform.

The Horizon View architecture is pretty straightforward to understand, as its foundations lie in the standard VMware vSphere products (ESXi and vCenter). So, if you have the necessary skills and experience of working with this platform, then you are already nearly halfway there.

Horizon View builds on the vSphere infrastructure, taking advantage of some of the features of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server. Horizon View requires adding a number of virtual machines to perform the various View roles and functions.

An overview of the View architecture ...

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