A typical VMware View architecture design uses a pod strategy that consists of components that support up to 10,000 virtual desktops using a vSphere 4.1 or later infrastructure. Pod definitions can vary, based on hardware configuration, View and vSphere software versions used, and other environment-specific design factors.

This architecture provides a standard, scalable design that you can adapt to your enterprise environment and special requirements. This chapter includes key details about requirements for memory, CPU, storage capacity, network components, and hardware to give IT architects and planners a practical understanding of what is involved in deploying a VMware View solution.