Optional component—VMware View Composer

The components covered earlier in this chapter belong to the set of mandatory components in a VMware View solution. The major component that is optional in a VMware View solution is View Composer. It should be noted that when some third-party solutions such as Unidesk or storage-based cloning are used in conjunction with VMware View, View Composer is not used. This is because solutions such as Unidesk or storage-based cloning have their own approach for handling mass provisioning of vDesktops.

View Composer is used in the majority of view-based solutions today, but there are very valid scenarios and solutions that do not require the use of View Composer. As this book focuses on VMware View solutions and not ...

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