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For high availability of the View Manager environment it’s possible to add a maximum of 4 additional connection servers, called Replica servers to one View connection server group. In total you’ll have 5 servers dealing with the connecting users. During the installation of a replica server it is manually added to the server group by the administrator and it’s configuration data is written to the View LDAP database afterwards. The new server itself does create a copy of the existing View LDAP instance and replicate all data. During operations all changes on the View servers including the Global Settings, the users and the desktops are propagated between all servers in the View connection server group. If one of the replica servers is removed from the group by disconnection or installation which is permanent it is recommend to delete this servers from the View LDAP.
Back in August 2009 Devon IT released the VDI Blaster software to help companies to repurpose personal computers into thin clients. The new version 1.1 now supports VMware View 4 and the PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol which gives users a true PC like experience, including multimedia. The new version also includes the ability to boot the VDI blaster software from a USB key or a CD-ROM in addition to the network installation.
When browsing the file system on the View connection server you’ll find four ADM files in the server’s program files directory: C:\Program Files\VMware View\Server\Extras\GroupPolicyFiles. With those files you can easily manage the View Server, View Client and View agent configuration settings.