The purpose of this document is to support a self-guided, hands-on review of VMware View 5. The content is intended to show how easily you can set up a VMware View 5 environment so you can evaluate both new and important capabilities. These capabilities include creating and managing virtualized desktops, and validating the suggested use cases.

The guide is divided into the following main sections:
1. Key New Features of VMware View 5

2. Description of VMware View Components

3. Setting Up a View Evaluation Environment

4. Evaluation Tasks
An appendix includes the evaluation tasks from the View 4.6 Evaluator’s Guide.