View versions prior to 5.1 had a limitation of supporting a maximum of eight hosts in an ESX cluster when VMware vStorage Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) storage was used. This was a barrier in a large-scale deployment of virtual desktops. View 5.1 breaks this scalability limitation by supporting a maximum of 32 hosts in an ESX cluster provided NFS storage is used for linked clone replica creation. Some common questions from
- What are the technical reasons for the eight-host limit?
- Why is View affected by this limit while other VMware products are not?
- Are there workarounds to overcome this limit?
- How does View 5.1 overcome this limit?
This paper throws some light on these topics and tries to answer similar questions, in addition to presenting a few use cases using View with a cluster having more than eight hosts.