What is a Composer server? Well, a Composer server is an optional role that we can deploy when we want to utilize Linked Clones. Linked Clones allows us to conserve space and utilize a single image for the deployment of multiple virtual machines. This method of deployment allows us to manage virtual desktops a lot more efficiently and also ensure that we’re not over-consuming costly storage space.
What is a Replica Server? A replica server is another type of connection server that allows us to achieve High Availability and Load balancing. What this means, is that if you deploy a Standard Connection server in your environment and later decide that you’d like to achieve High Availability with your Connection Servers, one way of doing so would be to use a Replica Server. The replica server is installed using the same installer as the Standard and Security Sonnection servers.
What is a Connection Server? A connection server is the main component of the entire VMware View Suite. Without it, our View environment will not function. So, what does the connection server do? Well the most simple answer; it allows the user to access their respective entitlements. In other words, if a user needs to access his or her virtual desktop, they need to go through the connection server. If a user is trying to access his or her published application, they need to go through the connection server.
This is the introductory post to the Horizon 6 Suite blog series that I am currently working on. The blog series will focus mainly on View, vCOPs, and Workspace. I wanted to create this series of posts to show what’s new in Horizon 6, but also help people build their own labs so that can they learn the new stuff.
SYMETRIC MULTIPROCESSING (SMP)
To keep it simple, SMP architecture allows for multiprocessor servers to share a single bus and memory, while being controlled by the operating system. In other words, applications that are optimized for multi-threading can take advantage of servers that are equipped with multiple processors. Most modern Unix and Windows operating systems will support SMP architecture. Same idea applies to CPU’s with multiple cores. Each core will be treated as a separate CPU allowing for added benefit of multi-threading for applications and operating systems that support it.