VMware Horizon View 7.0.2 Part 4 – Installation of View Composer Server step by step process


VMware Horizon View Composer is used for deploy multiple linked-clone desktops from a single centralized base image. We can install View Composer on the same physical or virtual machine as vCenter Server or on as separate server. Here, I am going to install standalone View Composer Server in my lab environment. A standalone View Composer installation works with vCenter Server installed on a separate Windows Server machine or with the Linux-based vCenter Server appliance. VMware recommends having a one-to-one mapping between each View Composer service and vCenter Server instance. In previous post, I had shown you how to create ODBC connection for View Composer Server installation. In this post, I will show you how to install the View Composer Server step by step process.

Before going to install View Composer Server, we have to make sure View Composer installation must meet with specific hardware requirements.

View Composer Hardware Requirements
Hardware Component Required Recommended
Processor 1.4 GHz or faster Intel 64 or AMD 64 processor with 2 CPUs 2GHz or faster and 4 CPUs
Networking One or more 10/100Mbps network interface cards (NICs) 1Gbps NICs
Memory 4GB RAM or higher 8GB RAM or higher for deployments of 50 or more remote desktops
Disk space 40GB 60GB


Operating System Support for View Composer
Operating System Version Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Standard



Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit Standard


: Windows Server 2008 R2 with no service pack is no longer supported.

Supported Database Servers for View Composer and for the Events Database
Database Service Packs/Releases Editions
Microsoft SQL Server 2014

(32- and 64-bit)

No SP, SP1 Standard


Microsoft SQL Server 2012

(32- and 64-bit)

SP2 Express



Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

(32- and 64-bit)

SP2, SP3 Express




Oracle 12c Release 1 (any release up to Standard One



The following versions are no longer supported: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP4 and Oracle 11g Release 2 (

First, download the VMware Horizon View Composer 7.0.2 from VMware website and copy it in to View Composer Server Machine. Select the Setup and right click select open to begin installation.1

Preparing VMware horizon 7 composer for installation2

To continue, click Next3

Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next4

Select Destination folder and click Next5

Click ODBC DSN Setup6

Select System DSN and notedown the System Data Sources Name, then click Ok7

Enter the Data Source Name, User Name and Password. then click Next8

Verify web access port and click Next9

Click Install to begin installation10

Installing VMware Horizon 7 Composer is in progress11

Click Finish to exit the wizard12

Click Yes to restart the system for the configuration changes made to VMware Horizon 7 Composer13                            After the installation of View Composer Server, we have to login to Horizon View Administrator and configure Horizon View Event Database, Licensing, vCenter Server along with  Horizon View Composer. Please find the below link for configuring Horizon View Event Database, Licensing, View Composer and vCenter Server. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for reading my post……! If you feel worth please share it in social media.

VMware Horizon View 7.0.2 Part 5 – Configuring Horizon View Event Database, Licensing, View Composer and vCenter Server


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