Ever wonder why VMware View would support more than eight hosts in an ESX cluster?

Wonder no more. VMware View 5.1 now supports up to 32 hosts in an ESX cluster! That is provided a NFS data store is specified for linked clone replica creation. Since more than eight hosts can now be used in an ESX cluster, VMware View 5.1 makes desktop consolidation even more efficient than ever before.

I recently reviewed a technical white paper that discusses VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1 and the number of hosts it can support in an ESX cluster. It is a good read for those of you who want to understand the technical side of things.

You are given a primer on the VMFS File Locking mechanism, including:

  • Exclusive Lock
  • Read-Only Lock
  • Multi-Writer Lock
  • Eight vs 32 host limit in an ESX cluster

--> Please see the rest on the blog : http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2012/11/solved-vmfs-file-locking-in-vmware-view-5-1-all-you-wanted-to-know.html