Use RDS (Remote Desktop Services) hosts for providing published applications and session-based remote desktops to end users.
An RDS host can be a physical machine or a virtual machine. This example uses a virtual machine with the specifications listed in the following table. The ESXi host for this virtual machine can be part of a VMware HA cluster to guard against physical server failures.
|Operating system||64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 R2|
|System disk capacity||40GB|
|Virtual SCSI adapter type||LSI Logic SAS (the default for Windows Server 2008)|
|Virtual network adapter||VMXNET 3|
|1 NIC||1 Gigabit|
|Maximum number of client connections total (including session-based remote desktop connections and remote application connections)||50|
For more information about RDS host configuration and tested workloads, see the VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture white paper at http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-Reference-Architecture-Horizon-6-View-Mirage-Workspace.pdf.