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

View Installation and Setup Check List

Step

Task

1

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

Instructions: VMware View Installation and vSphere documentation

2

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

Instructions: 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: VMware View Installation document

4

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

Instructions: VMware View Installation document

5

If you are going to use desktops in local mode, install Transfer Server.

Instructions: VMware View Installation document

6

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: VMware View Administration document

7

Create a desktop pool.

Instructions: VMware View Administration document

8

Control user access to desktops.

Instructions: VMware View Administration document

9

Install View Client on end users' machines and have end users access their View desktops.

Instructions: VMware View Installation

10

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

Instructions: VMware View Administration document

11

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

Instructions: VMware View Administration document

12

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

Instructions: VMware View Administration document

13

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

Instructions: VMware View Administration document