KSUITPRO
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Does View 4.5 Support ESXi 4.1?

We just purchased View 4.5 and the only ESX version available for download is ESX 4.1. I would like to go with ESXi 4.1 if possible. Does VMware View 4.5 support virtual desktops on a ESXi 4.1 host?

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Troy_Clavell
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yes, View 4.5 supports ESXi 4.1 and you can download from

....and you can get the View Components from

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_view/4_5

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dfeiling
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in what capacity do you say it is supported?  are you a vmware employee?

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Troy_Clavell
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read the release notes

http://www.vmware.com/support/view45/doc/view45_releasenotes.html

Support for vSphere 4.1 and vCenter 4.1 - Delivers  integration with the most widely-deployed desktop virtualization  platform in the industry. Takes advantage of optimizations for View  virtual desktops.

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dfeiling
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release notes themselves make no reference to ESXi......but i did find the following on page 12 of the vmware view upgrade guide:

Both ESX and ESXi hosts are supported.

really don't understand why it is embedded so deep within the website given that ESXi is the "future"

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Troy_Clavell
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just as an FYI vSphere is a marketing term.  vSphere4.x has three main components, ESX(i), vCenter, and the vSphere Client.  ESX and ESXi are the same hypervisor.

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