Part3:Install and Configure View Composer

 

In this part, we will install and configure View Composer software and create an ODBC connection for the view composer database.

NOTE: I have created a new server for the View Composer component, however you can choose to install and configure the View Composer component in a windows vCenter server.

We execute the file “VMware-viewcomposer-7.0.0-3613429.exe” on the View Composer server to start the installation.

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In the above screenshot, I gave the view composer DSN name in the Data Source Name portion (view_composer) and entered its credentials which I used for the view composer database (which we completed in Part 1)

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once you click on the Finish button, it will ask you to reboot the system, click on yes to reboot the server or no to reboot it later.

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With this, Installing and Configuring View Composer parts are complete.

Setting up ODBC Connection for View Composer Database

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NOTE: View Composer DSN is in 64 Bit ODBC Data Source Administrator

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NOTE: You will need to install SQL Native Client(sqlncli.exe) on the server where you are adding the ODBC Connection for View Composer server. The native client version depends on your SQL Server. In my case, since it is SQL Server 2012, the native client version is 11.0

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Once we click Finish, it will ask us to Test the connection to the SQL database and it should be successful.

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This completes the part where we install and configure View Composer.

Next part will be Configuring vCenter server, View Composer and Events Database in Horizon View Administrator Console.

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