VMware Releases View 4.0!!!
VMware is looking to making its mark in the desktop virtualization market which is growing each day with the launch of its ultimate virtual solution for desktops, View 4. VMware has already established itself as the leader in the market of server virtualization, and it seems the company is looking to repeat the performance.
The View 4 provides an affordable and modern virtualization for desktops, and has a definite advantage as the desktop virtualizations so far have been expensive and found unsuitable for conventional operation accompanied with a lot of issues regarding performance.
VMware View Manager 4.0 includes the following new features:
- VMware View with PCoIP – PCoIP provides an optimized desktop experience for the delivery of the entire desktop environment including applications, images, audio, and video content for a wide range of users on the LAN or across the WAN. PCoIP can compensate for an increase in latency or a reduction in bandwidth, to ensure that end users can remain productive regardless of network conditions.
- PCoIP includes VMware View Display with support for up to four monitors and the ability to deliver the optimal resolution and pivot orientation to each monitor independently.
- VMware vSphere Support – VMware vSphere 4 support enables improved virtual machine scalability, performance, and management, with continued support for VMware Infrastructure 3.x.
- Enhanced single sign-on – The Log in as current user feature is integrated with Active Directory and smart cards to help simplify the process of logging in to a VMware View desktop.
- Restricted entitlements – Administrators can control user access to virtual desktops based on the View Connection Server being used for authentication.
- Smart card policies – Administrators can set group policies to force desktop disconnection and require reconnection when users remove smart cards.
- Domain filtering – You can use vdmadmin.exe to control the accessibility of domains and traverse trust relationships more quickly.
- You can cleanly delete View desktops using scripts.
- You can log in to View desktops using user principal names (UPN).
- You can explicitly configure IP addresses to override those supplied by the View Agent when accessing a desktop.
- Mixed Active Directory and Kerberos authentication is supported.
To learn more and download, please visit VMware View 4.0 Download Page.