If you install View Composer on a different physical or virtual machine from the one used for vCenter Server, you must use a dedicated machine that meets specific hardware requirements.

A standalone View Composer installation works with vCenter Server installed on a separate Windows Server machine or with the Linux-based vCenter Server appliance. VMware recommends having a one-to-one mapping between each View Composer service and vCenter Server instance.

Table 1. View Composer Hardware Requirements

Hardware Component

Required

Recommended

Processor

1.4 GHz or faster Intel 64 or AMD 64 processor with 2 CPUs

2GHz or faster and 4 CPUs

Networking

One or more 10/100Mbps network interface cards (NICs)

1Gbps NICs

Memory

4GB RAM or higher

8GB RAM or higher for deployments of 50 or more remote desktops

Disk space

40GB

60GB

Important:

The physical or virtual machine that hosts View Composer must use a static IP address.