VMware Horizon View 5.2 Install Part 1: Basic Installation


In case you missed it, VMware has recently GA’d their Horizon Suite of software. This is a re-branding and expansion of the end user computing portfolio, which includes View, their VDI solution. You can see my blog post for the full announcement here. This series will cover the VMware Horizon View 5.2 install process, which is pretty straight forward.

Last year I started  a View 5.1 install series, but for various reasons I didn’t get all the parts posted that I wanted. So I will endeavor for my View 5.2 series to go end-to-end, time permitting. Thankfully View is much easier to install and configure than vCenter 5.1, so I don’t expect a 15 part series to get through the full process.

Unfortunately the View 5.2 components are NOT supported on Windows Server 2012 (Horizon Mirage IS though), so we will be using Windows Server 2008 R2 for the connection server VM. For the client OS I will use Windows 8 x64 Enterprise, as that is now supported with View 5.2 on vSphere 5.1 (not vSphere 5.0 though).

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