View Transfer Server transfers static content to and from the Transfer Server repository and dynamic content between local desktops and remote desktops in the datacenter. View Transfer Server has specific storage requirements.

The disk drive on which you configure the Transfer Server repository must have enough space to store your static image files. Image files are View Composer base images.

View Transfer Server must have access to the datastores that store the desktop disks to be transferred. The datastores must be accessible from the ESX/ESXi host where the View Transfer Server virtual machine is running.

The recommended maximum number of concurrent disk transfers that View Transfer Server can support is 20.

During a transfer operation, a local desktop's virtual disk is mounted on View Transfer Server. The View Transfer Server virtual machine has four SCSI controllers. This configuration allows multiple disks to be attached to the virtual machine at one time.

Because local desktops can contain sensitive user data, make sure data is encrypted during its transit over the network.

In View Administrator, you can configure data-transfer security options on each View Connection Server instance. To configure these options in View Administrator, click View Configuration > Servers, select a View Connection Server instance, and click Edit.

When View Transfer Server is added to View Manager, its Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) automation policy is set to Manual, which effectively disables DRS.

To migrate a View Transfer Server instance to another ESX host or datastore, you must place the instance in maintenance mode before you begin the migration.

When View Transfer Server is removed from View Manager, the DRS automation policy is reset to the value it had before View Transfer Server was added to View Manager.