VCP5-DT Objective 1.4–Install View Security Server(s)

Objective 1.4 – Install View Security Servers

For this objective I used the following resources:

Knowledge

Identify minimum hardware and software requirements for installation

Hardware Requirements

Hardware Component Required Recommended
Processer Pentium IV 2.0GHZ or higher 4 CPUs
Networking One or more 10/100Mbps NICs 1Gbps NICs
Memory (Win2k8 64-bit) 4GB RAM or higher At least 10GB RAM for deployments of 0 or more View desktops
Memory (Win2k3 32-bit R2) 2GB RAM or higher 6GB RAM for deployments of 50 or more View desktops, and enable Physical Address Extenstion (PAE)

Software Requirements

  • View Security Server(s) must use a static IP address
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit, Standard or Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, 32-bit, Standard or Enterprise (supported, but to use PCoIP Secure Gateway Win2K8R2 64-bit must be used)
  • If using a load balancer in front of multiple security servers all security servers must run the same operating system

Identify required firewall rules

TCP Ports for View Security Server

Source

Destination

Port

Protocol

Client Security Server

443

HTTPS

Client Security Server

80

HTTP

Client Security Server

4172

PCoIP

Security Server View Desktop Subnet

4172

PCoIP

Security Server View Desktop Subnet

3389

RDP

Security Server View Desktop

9427

MMR

Security Server Connection Server

8009

AJP13

Security Server Connection Server

4001

JMS

Security Server Connection Server

500

UDP

 

Firewall rules for DMZ-based Security Servers

  • Front-End Firewall Rules

Source

Destination

Port

Protocol

Any External IP Security Server

80

HTTP

Any External IP Security Server

443

HTTPS

Any External IP Security Server

4172

PCoIP

  • Back-End Firewall Rules
Source Destination Port Protocol
Security Server View Transfer Server 80 HTTP
Security Server View Transfer Server 443 HTTPS
Security Server Connection Server 8009 AJP13
Security Server Connection Server 4001 JMS
Security Server View Desktop 3389 RDP
Security Server View Desktop 4172 PCoIP
Security Server View Desktop 32111 USB Redirection

 

Identify security server pairing password

Step 1 – Connect to and login into the VMware View Administrator console:

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Step 2 – In the left side navigation open “View Configuration” and select “Server”:

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Step 3 – In the right side “View Connection Servers” pane select the connection server you want to pair with, click “More Commands” and choose “Specify Security Server Pairing Password” from the dropdown:

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Step 4 – Provide a “Pairing Password” and change the password timeout as needed. Click “OK” when finished:

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Step5 – Being the installation of the Security Server, see section below.

Navigate the View Connection Server installation wizard

Step 1 – Launch the View Connection Server executable:

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Step 2 – Click “Next” on the VMware View Connection Server Welcome Screen:

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Step 3 – Click “Next” on the End User Patent Agreement:

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Step 4 – Accept the terms of the license agreement and click “Next” to continue:

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Step 5 – Accept the default installation location or click the “Change” icon to select a different directory. Click “Next” to continue:

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Step 6 – Select “View Security Server” from the Installation Options. Click “Next” to continue:

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Step 7 – Enter the hostname or IP address of the Paired View Connection Server outlined in the section above. Click “Next” to continue:

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Step 8 – Provide the Paired View Connection Server Password used in the section above. Click “Next” to continue:

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Step 9 – Provide both the External URL and External IP address. The external url will need to be resolvable via DNS to function correctly.

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Step 10 – If utilizing the Windows Firewall select the radial for “Configure Windows Firewall automatically”. Click “Next” to continue:

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Step 11 – Review the installation directory and click “Install” to begin the installation:

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Step 12 – After the installation completes click “Finish”:

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