Are you managing or thinking of implementing a VMware View environment? If so here’s a potential gotcha to look out for. As you may or may not have heard with the introduction of VMware vSphere 4.1 the vCenter Server has now gone 64bit which is good news in the interests of moving towards pure 64bit environments though the catch is that VMware View Composer 2.0.x unfortunately does not support 64bit operating systems.
The solution or workaround? That’s simple, as per VMware’s Knowledge Base article here just don’t upgrade to VMware vSphere 4.1. Admittedly this is a simple workaround though obviously will have implications for those of you running a VMware View environment who are also wanting to upgrade to and take advantage of the exciting new features found in vSphere 4.1.