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LUCBFT
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view compser installation

Hi,

I 'd like to evaluate this exiting news VDM version.

I'm researching few guides like "how to" or "quick start". I didn't find this anywhere.

I like to install the view composer but it ask me odbc connection? which one ? I have to create one ? is there an existing connection ?

When I install viewconnectionserver, it didn't install sql express or something else so ????

Any idea ?

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knudt
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Here's the page with all the documentation for View 3, including the aforementioned Admin Guide:

http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/view_pubs.html

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Jon_Holloway
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I suggest taking a look at the View Manager Administration Guide for more information, but in summary...

View Composer must be installed on the VirtualCenter server, and requires the use of a database. You need to create the database and an Data Source Name (DSN) which connects to that database, and provide the DSN during the View Composer installation.

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Jon

knudt
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Here's the page with all the documentation for View 3, including the aforementioned Admin Guide:

http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/view_pubs.html

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aj205
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If you are testing VirtualCenter and View Composer together you can also just point the ODBC connection to the VMware VirtualCenter DSN name as well. View Composer can use the same database as VirtualCenter.

Jon_Holloway
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You should definitely not configure View Composer to use the VirtualCenter DSN! That would result in View Composer using the same database as VirtualCenter - which is not supported. You can use the same Database server as VC, but you need a separate database instance, which will require a different DSN.

Jon

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LUCBFT
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thank's again

I 'll follow this administration guide.

Unfortunatelly, it is not near the related docs so it's quite difficult to find it.

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Moved to the VMware View Manager Forum

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LUCBFT
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here it is not the vmware view manager forum ?

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