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 have an IP address that does not change. In an IPv4 environment, configure a static IP address. In an IPv6 environment, machines automatically get IP addresses that do not change.