Mar
22

Horizon View Composer Appliance

View Composer gets stuck with a lot of the heavy lifting but is also the source of a lot problems with View. Now that you can split off the View Composer service onto it’s own machine why not turn it into your own appliance? I’ve always liked the idea of fast all in one recovery of services. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Database size limit was increased to 10GB so it should be more than sufficient to hold your View Composer Database.

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Make sure to select a paravirtual SCSI adapter for the database drive for best performance.

Just create a separate drive for the SQL install and keep the recovery mode to simple.
Just create a separate drive for the SQL install and keep the recovery mode to simple

All you need to do now is run your favorite virtual backup software. If you’re on Nutanix you can setup Hardware based snapshots for quick recovery or replicate the new appliance off site for further protection.

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