View Composer supports 64-bit operating systems with specific requirements and limitations. You can install View Composer on the same physical or virtual machine as vCenter Server or on a separate server.

Table 1. Operating System Support for View Composer
Operating System Version Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Standard



Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit Standard


Windows Server 2016 64-bit Standard


Note: Windows Server 2008 R2 with no service pack is no longer supported.

If you plan to install View Composer on a different physical or virtual machine than vCenter Server, see Hardware Requirements for Standalone View Composer.