VMware View Composer & SQL Native Client

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Hi Experts,

Could you please explain what is the purpose to use SQL Native client and why in VMware View composer, we have to setup an ODBC drive for it?

I am wondering can we just connect it directly to SQL database server without setting up ODBC ?

By the way, can we have a VMware View setup up and running without having VMware View Composer?

Thank you
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VMware Composer requires access to an SQL database to record changes in the database for Linked Clones.

ODBC connection is required to allow communications between the Composer Service and the SQL database. An ODBC connection is normal for applications to communicate with SQL databases, vCenter Server and Update Manager both have ODBC connections defined to communicate with their SQL databases.


Thank you very much Hanccocka

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