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vCenter Operations Comes To The Desktop

VMware View 5.1 will be available on May 9 and will include vCenter Operations for View. This is a separate add-on purchase that keeps track of desktop performance and resource utilization, allowing admins to troubleshoot problems as they arise.

VMware launched vCenter Operations for vSphere last March, and bringing it to View will fill what has been a technology gap on the desktop side, according to VMware partners.

"Adding vCenter Operations to View is an underpinning for some of what we need to offer desktops-as-a-service," one partner told CRN recently. "The current tools in View are not good at understanding performance and health risks in the environment."