After attending the VMware View 4 Talkshoe podcast the following information about the announced VMware View 4 was discussed:
VM’s per core:
VM’s per core, In VMware View 3 the number was 6-9 VM’s per core, now in View 4 with for example the Intel Nehalem processors you can get to 12-16 VM’s per core. This number heavily depends for example on the application load inside the VM’s.
The PCoIP protocol does NOT support:
– Security Server;
– Smart Cards integration;
– Thinprint support.
– The PCoIP protocol is not different in scalability than RDP;
– For the RDP protocol version 6 is used in VMware VIEW;
– Offline desktop support is still experimental;
– There’s no RTO Software Virtual Profiles in this release of VMware VIEW 4;
– Windows 7 is still experimental, official support will be around the begin of 2010;
– The Connection server must be installed on Windows 2003, support for Windows 2008 will be around the begin of 2010;
– Advise for virus scanning software is use VMware aware virus scanners (VMsafe), for example Trend Micro and McAfee have beta’s that use the VMsafe technology.