You must install View Transfer Server as a Windows application in a virtual machine that meets specific requirements.

Important

If users will be checking out local desktops that use the space-efficient sparse disk format (SE-Flex), available starting with vSphere 5.1, View Transfer Server must be hosted on a vSphere 5.1 or later virtual machine (virtual hardware version 9). The SE Sparse disk format allows stale or deleted data within a guest operating system to be reclaimed with a wipe and shrink process.

To use the space reclamation feature, you must verify that your vCenter Server and hosts are version 5.1 with ESXi 5.1 download patch ESXi510-201212001 or later. In an ESXi cluster, verify that all the hosts are version 5.1 with download patch ESXi510-201212001 or later.

The virtual machine that hosts View Transfer Server must meet several requirements regarding network connectivity:

It must be managed by the same vCenter Server instance as the local desktops that it will manage.

It does not have to be part of a domain.

It must use a static IP address.

The View Transfer Server software cannot coexist on the same virtual machine with any other View Manager software component, including View Connection Server.

Do not manually add or remove PCI devices on the virtual machine that hosts View Transfer Server. If you add or remove PCI devices, View might be unable to discover hot-added devices, which might cause data transfer operations to fail.

You can install multiple View Transfer Server instances for high availability and scalability.