VMware doesn’t currently maintain an official Horizon 6 or View Configuration Maximums document, unlike the vSphere configuration maximums PDF which is has existed for many years. There are some maximum configurations in the Horizon 6 official documentation, and release notes but this does not include everything. Before diving into the configuration maximums below, let me first explain how they are derived. Many of the configuration maximums come from testing by developers at VMware and part of the Quality Assurance (QA) process before a product is released to GA (General Availability). These are what you’ll find in the product release notes or architecture guides. Other configuration maximums are derived from best practices, benchmark tests, and observations from many implementations and tests in the real world.
A configuration maximum that has caused some confusion over recent years in the number of linked clone virtual machines per datastore/LUN. For VMware View 5.1 and prior this was documented as a maximum of 64 linked clones per LUN (VMFS). Since View 5.2 this increased to 128 linked clones per VMFS datastore, and 140 if VAAI is enabled. Today with Horizon 6 this guidance hasn’t changed and this is reflected in the maximums below. If you refer to the Storage Sizing Guide for Windows 7 for View 5.2, page 6, you will see it is also stated there (in case you doubt!). [Read more…] about VMware Horizon 6 View Configuration Maximums