Quick recap of what we’ve done so far.
- 1st – we installed Windows SQL 2008 R2 inside a Windows 2008 R2 server.
- 2nd – we setup the VMware View 5 Database inside that SQL Server
- 3rd – we setup our ODBC connection for View 5 inside the vCenter Server
- 4th – we troubleshooted the View 5 ODBC connection errors
The next thing on the list is to install VMware View Composer inside vCenter 5. Composer is the brains of the whole concept around “Linked Clones”. LinkedClones are simply “read/write” snapshots of a “master or parent” desktop image. Andre Liebovici did an awesome blog explaining LinkedClones over on his blog site. You really should check it out. Trust me when I tell you that even if you only plan to run 1 or 2 virtual desktops in your home lab, you really want to get your hands around LinkedClones. Its just too cool not to!!
So with that said, let’s setup VMware View Composer 2.7.0 which is required to run on the Windows version of vCenter.
1. launch the install:
2. Watch it go..
3. Click on Next to start this fun off right.
4. Agree to the End User Patent Agreement – or not 🙂
5.Now agree to the License Agreement – or not 🙂
6. Pick the folder you want to install it on.
7. Now enter in the ODBC connection stuff we created in this blog:
8. Accept to default SOAP port.
9. Click Install
10. Once that’s done, you should be good to go.
Easy Peasy !!
Next up is to install the VMware View 5 Connection Server