View Architecture Planning provides an introduction to  VMware Horizon™ with View™, including a description of its major features and deployment options and an overview of how the components are typically set up in a production environment.

This guide answers the following questions:

  • Does View solve the problems you need it to solve?
  • Would it be feasible and cost-effective to implement a View solution in your enterprise?

Not all features and capabilities of VMware Horizon with View are available in all editions. For a comparison of feature sets in each edition, see

To help you protect your installation, this guide also provides a discussion of security features.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for IT decision makers, architects, administrators, and others who need to familiarize themselves with the components and capabilities of View. With this information, architects and planners can determine whether View satisfies the requirements of their enterprise for efficiently and securely delivering Windows desktops and applications to their end users. The example architecture helps planners understand the hardware requirements and setup effort required for a large-scale deployment.