Complete these high-level tasks to install View and configure an initial deployment.

Table 1. View Installation and Setup Check List

Step

Task

1

Set up the required administrator users and groups in Active Directory.

Instructions: View Installation and vSphere documentation.

2

If you have not yet done so, install and set up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server.

Instructions: VMware vSphere documentation.

3

If you are going to deploy linked-clone desktops, install View Composer, either on the vCenter Server system or on a separate server. Also install the View Composer database.

Instructions: View Installation document.

4

Install and set up View Connection Server. Also install the Events database.

Instructions: View Installation document.

5

Create one or more virtual machines that can be used as a template for full-clone desktop pools or as a parent for linked-clone desktop pools.

Instructions: Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

6

(Optional) Set up an RDS host and install applications to be remoted to end users.

Instructions: Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

7

Create desktop pools, application pools, or both.

Instructions: Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

8

Control user access to desktops.

Instructions: Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

9

Install Horizon Client on end users' machines and have end users access their remote desktops and applications.

Instructions: Horizon Client documentation at https://www.vmware.com/support/viewclients/doc/viewclients_pubs.html.

10

(Optional) Create and configure additional administrators to allow different levels of access to specific inventory objects and settings.

Instructions: View Administration document.

11

(Optional) Configure policies to control the behavior of View components, desktop and application pools, and end users.

Instructions: Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

12

(Optional) Configure View Persona Management, which gives users access to personalized data and settings whenever they log in to a desktop.

Instructions: Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

13

(Optional) For added security, integrate smart card authentication or a RADIUS two-factor authentication solution.

Instructions: View Administration document.