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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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VMware vCenter Server

VMware View uses VMware vCenter for all provisioning tasks. Without a functioning VMware vCenter Server, it is impossible to create, refresh, recompose, rebalance, or delete vDesktops. Therefore, utmost importance must be placed on protecting the VMware vCenter Server(s) used in the solution.

There are two primary components to the VMware vCenter Server service. They are as follows:

  • VMware vCenter Server service
  • Backend database

The VMware vCenter Server service should be protected in a way that eliminates downtime or provides a recovery time objective (RTO) of less than one minute. For extremely active VDI, a prolonged downtime can result in an inability to provide desktop resources to requesting end users. The most robust way ...

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