The View Desktops plug-in lets you use the vSphere Web Client to find information about View deployments that run in your vSphere environment. You add the View Desktops plug-in to the vSphere Web Client by registering the plug-in with the vCenter Lookup Service.

In View 5.2, the View Desktops plug-in is a Tech Preview feature that lets you quickly navigate from users of virtual desktops in View to the underlying virtual machines on which those virtual desktops are based.

Use the View Desktops plug-in to troubleshoot issues with a user's desktop. If a user calls in with a problem such as a desktop that is performing slowly, you can immediately jump to the user's virtual machine on the Virtual Machines page of the vSphere Web Client and troubleshoot the issue.