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




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

2GHz or faster and 4 CPUs


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

1Gbps NICs


4GB RAM or higher

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

Disk space




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.