View Manager uses View Composer to deploy multiple linked-clone desktops from a single centralized base image. View Composer has specific installation and storage requirements.

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.

With View 5.1 and later releases, View Composer is no longer required to be installed on the same physical or virtual machine as vCenter Server. If you install View Composer on a separate server, you must use a dedicated physical or virtual machine that meets specific hardware requirements.

View Composer requires an SQL database to store data. The View Composer database must reside on, or be available to, the View Composer server host.