VMware Horizon View 5.3 Available for Download

VMW-BXSHT-HORZN-VIEW5-WEB

VMware Horizon View 5.3 is now available for download.

  • What’s New:

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Operating System Support
      Windows Server 2008 R2 (Datacenter edition) is now supported as a desktop operating system.
    • Windows 8.1 Desktop Operating System Support
      Windows 8.1 is now supported as a desktop operating system.
    • VMware Horizon Mirage Support
      You can now use VMware Horizon Mirage 4.3 to manage View desktops. See the VMware Horizon Mirage Administrator’s Guide for complete information about this feature.
    • VMware Virtual SAN Datastore Support
      When you create a desktop pool in View Administrator, you can now select a Virtual SAN datastore to store desktop virtual machines. Because Virtual SAN is in Beta, this feature is being released as a Tech Preview, which means that it is available for you to try, but it is not recommended for production use and no technical support is provided. The space-efficient virtual disk format is not available on Virtual SAN datastores. If you use Virtual SAN datastores to host virtual desktops, you will not be able to reclaim allocated unused space on the virtual machines.
    • View Connection Server Memory Recommendation Messages
      If you install View Connection Server with less than 10GB of memory, VMware Horizon View provides memory recommendations by generating warning messages after the installation is complete.
    • vDGA Support
      vDGA (virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration) is now supported for View desktops. For linked-clone desktops, vDGA settings are preserved after refresh, recompose, and rebalance operations.
    • Linked-Clone Desktop Pool Storage Overcommit Feature Enhancements
      The linked-clone desktop pool storage overcommit feature includes a new storage overcommit level called Unbounded. When you select Unbounded, View Manager does not limit the number of linked-clone desktops that it creates based on the physical capacity of the datastore. You select the storage overcommit level for a linked-clone desktop pool on the Select Datastores page when you add or edit a linked-clone pool. Select Unbounded only if you are certain that the datastore has enough storage capacity to accommodate all of the desktops and their future growth.
    • View Persona Management Supportability Improvements
      Supportability improvements include new log messages and profile size and file and folder count tracking. View Persona Management uses the file and folder counts to suggest folders for redirection in the Windows event log and provides statistics for these folders.
    • Support to Grant Domain Administrators Access to Redirected Folders in View Persona Management
      A new group policy setting, Add the Administrators group to redirected folders, has been added to make redirected folders accessible to domain administrators.
    • VMware Horizon View Agent Direct-Connection Plug-in
      You can use VMware Horizon View Agent Direct-Connection Plug-in to connect directly to a virtual desktop. This plug-in is an installable extension to View Agent that allows a View client to directly connect to a View desktop without using View Connection Server.
    • View Composer Array Integration (VCAI) Support
      The Tech Preview designation has been removed from VCAI. VCAI appears as an option during pool creation when you select an NFS datastore on an array that supports VAAI (vStorage API for Array Integration) native snapshots. The VCAI feature is now supported with select NAS vendors.
    • Blast Secure Gateway Maximum Connections
      The Blast Secure Gateway (BSG) now supports up to 350 connections to Horizon View desktops from clients using HTML Access. This connection limit applies to a BSG on one View Connection Server instance or security server.

Release Notes:

https://www.vmware.com/support/view53/doc/horizon-view-53-release-notes.html

Documentation:

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/view_pubs.html

Download:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_view/5_3

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By Rotem Agmon Posted in Info

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