VCP5-DT Objective 2.5–Configure View Transfer Servers

Objective 2.5 – Configure View Transfer Servers

For this objective I used the following resources:

  • VMware View Administration guide

Adding the View Transfer Server

Alright, so this isn’t a real objective called out in the VCP5-DT blue print. Bought nowhere does it cover actually adding the Transfer Server in to View Administrator to cover the other objectives in this section, so I thought I would add it.

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

LogIn

Step 2 – Under “View Configuration” select “Servers”. In the right hand pane under “Transfer Servers” click the “Add” button:

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Step 3 – Select the vCenter Server housing your View Transfer Server VM, click “Next”:

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Step 4 – Select your configured View Transfer Server VM and click “Finish”:

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Step 5 – At this time your Transfer Server will be reconfigured to add additional SCSI controllers to the VM, after that the VM will reboot. In View Manager under “Status” the Transfer Server will be listed as “Missing Transfer Server Repository”:

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Step 6 – To configure/identify the Transfer Server Repository (next section) we need to place the Transfer Server into “Maintenance Mode”:

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Configure/Identify Transfer Server Repository

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

LogIn

Step 2 – Under “View Configuration” select “Transfer Server Repository”. In the right hand pane under “General” click the Edit” button:

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Step 3 – You can either specify a network share or a local file system path that will be used as the repository. In the example pictured I used a local directory on the Transfer Server:

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Step 4 – With the Transfer Server Repository configured the next step is to “Publish” the desktops. Click the “Publish” icon in the “Contents” section of View Administrator:

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Step 5 – Select the View Composer Image and click “OK”:

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Note – Prior to completing the Transfer Server configuration I had already created a new dedicated desktop pool with Local Mode enabled.

Step 6 – At this point it will take a few minutes as the image is copied to the repository:

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Step 7 – Desktops are ready for use:

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Identify vCenter Server that contains the Transfer Server

Identify the Transfer Server virtual machine

I am combing these two sections just for ease as the information for both is located in the same screen.

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

LogIn

Step 2 – Under “View Configuration” select “Servers”. In the right hand pane under “Transfer Servers” view the list of Transfer Servers and the vCenter server they are associated with:

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-Jason