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VMware View Client for Windows Store

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Yesterday VMware has published the VMware View Client for Windows Store Tech Preview.

The client is usable on Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT operating systems and they can connect to VMware View Server 4.6.1 or later.

Please download the VMware View Client for Windows Store Installation Guide for further instruction.

 

To side load this application please visit Microsofts MSDN site with instructions: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2012/04/25/deploying-metro-style-apps-to-businesses.aspx

 

Link: Using VMware View Client for Windows Store | Download Tech Preview

Written by Christoph Harding

December 14th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Firewall settings for a VMware View environment

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When you have to configure your firewall policies for a VMware View environment it’s sometimes a little bit hard to find a simple overview of all the necessary ports and firewall settings.

To help you doing your job, I provide you here a comprehensive overview of all important communication flows of such an implementation.

This documents is a consolidated aggregation of the information you can find in the following documents:

Perimeter Firewall Rules

Source IP Source Port Direction Destination IP Transport Protocol Dest. Port Application Protocol Comment Type
<EXTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <SECURITYSERVER> TCP 80 HTTP Used if SSL/HTTPS is not used on the Security Server Optional
<EXTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <SECURITYSERVER> TCP 443 HTTPS Communication between View Client and View Security Server. Authentication etc. Mandatory
<EXTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <SECURITYSERVER> TCP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Connection Establishment Mandatory
<EXTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Both <SECURITYSERVER> UDP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Data Transmission Mandatory

DMZ Firewall Rules

Source IP Source Port Direction Destination IP Transport Protocol Dest. Port Application Protocol Comment Type
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 8009 AJP13 AJP-Data Traffic Mandatory
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 4001 JMS Java Messanging Mandatory
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 80 HTTP Used if SSL/HTTPS is not used on the Transfer Server HTTPS prefered
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 443 HTTPS Communication with Transfer Server for the Offline Usage of VDIs
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <VIEWAGENT> UDP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Data Transmission Mandatory
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 3389 RDP Remote Desktop Protocol Optional
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Connection Establishment Mandatory
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 32111 USB-Redirection Optional
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 9427 Multi Media Redirection, RDP-Connections only Optional

Connection Server Rules

Source IP Source Port Direction Destination IP Transport Protocol Dest. Port Application Protocol Comment Type
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <ACTIVEDIRECTORYSERVER> TCP 389 LDAP Active Directory Authentication Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <ACTIVEDIRECTORYSERVER> UDP 389 LDAP Active Directory Authentication Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 4100 JMSIR Inter-Server Communication Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 389 LDAP ADAM Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 636 LDAPS AD LDS Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 1515 Microsoft Endpoint Mapper Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 4001 JMS Java Messanging Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 8009 AJP13 AJP-Data Traffic Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 8009 AJP13 AJP-Data Traffic Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 80 HTTP Used if SSL/HTTPS is not used on the Transfer Server HTTPS prefered
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 443 HTTPS Communication with Transfer Server for the Offline Usage of VDIs
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 4001 JMS Java Messanging Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 4100 JMSIR Inter-Server Communication Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 8009 AJP13 AJP-Data Traffic Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <VCENTERSERVER> TCP 18443 SOAP View Composer Communication Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <VCENTERSERVER> TCP 443 HTTPS vCenter Communication Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Both <VIEWAGENT> TCP 4001 JMS Java Messanging Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <RSASERVER> UDP 5500 RSA Secure ID Authentication Optional
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 80 HTTP Used if SSL/HTTPS is not used on the Connection Server HTTPS prefered
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 443 SSL Communication between View Client and View Connection Server. Authentication etc.
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 8009 AJP13 AJP-Data Traffic Mandatory
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 4001 JMS Java Messanging Mandatory

Transfer Server Rules

Source IP Source Port Direction

Destination IP Transport Protocol Dest. Port Application Protocol Comment Type
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 80 HTTP Used if SSL/HTTPS is not used on the Transfer Server HTTPS prefered
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 443 HTTPS Communication with Transfer Server for the Offline Usage of VDIs
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 80 HTTP Used if SSL/HTTPS is not used on the Transfer Server HTTPS prefered
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 443 HTTPS Communication with Transfer Server for the Offline Usage of VDIs
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 8009 AJP13 AJP-Data Traffic Mandatory
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 4100 JMSIR Inter-Server Communication Mandatory
<SECURITYSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 4001 JMS Java Messanging Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 4001 JMS Java Messanging Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 4100 JMSIR Inter-Server Communication Mandatory
<CONNECTIONSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <TRANSFERSERVER> TCP 8009 AJP13 AJP-Data Traffic Mandatory
<TRANSFERSERVER> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <VSPHEREHOST> TCP 902 Used if SSL/HTTPS is not used on the Connection Server Mandatory

View Agent Rules

Source IP Source Port Direction Destination IP Transport Protocol Dest. Port Application Protocol Comment Type
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 3389 RDP Remote Desktop Protocol Optional
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Both <VIEWAGENT> UDP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Data Transmission Mandatory
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Connection Establishment Mandatory
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 9472 Multi Media Redirection, RDP-Connections only Optional
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 32111 USB-Redirection Optional
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 42966 HP RGS HP Remote Graphics Server Optional
<VIEWAGENT> <CLIENTPORT> Outbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 4001 JMS Java Messanging Mandatory

View Client Rules (internal / without using Security Server)

Source IP
Source Port Direction Destination IP Transport Protocol Dest. Port Application Protocol Comment Type
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 3389 RDP Remote Desktop Protocol Optional
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Both <VIEWAGENT> UDP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Data Transmission Mandatory
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Connection Establishment Mandatory
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 9472 Multi Media Redirection, RDP-Connections only Optional
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 32111 USB-Redirection Optional
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <VIEWAGENT> TCP 42966 HP RGS HP Remote Graphics Server Optional
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 80 HTTP HTTPS Prefred
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 443 HTTPS

View Client Rules (external / using Security Server)

Source IP Source Port Direction Destination IP Transport Protocol Dest. Port Application Protocol Comment Type
<EXTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 80 HTTP HTTPS Prefred
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 443 HTTPS
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Both <CONNECTIONSERVER> UDP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Data Transmission Mandatory
<INTERNALCLIENT> <CLIENTPORT> Inbound <CONNECTIONSERVER> TCP 4172 PCoIP PCoIP Connection Establishment Mandatory

HTTP and HTTPS-Traffic can be proxied on the application layer.

Every other protocol should only be proxied using a transparent TCP-/UDP-Proxy.

Written by Kim Nis Matzen

April 24th, 2011 at 1:52 am

Deploying the VMware View Client for Windows as MSI?

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There are several ways of installing the VMware View Client for Windows on a Windows based device. You can install the client software manually by first downloading it from the VMware View Server web interface and then starting the installation from your desktop, you can install the client silently with MSI command line parameters or you can deploy the client with your software deployment solution. As described in the VMware View Installation Guide 4.6 chapter 09 on page 103 you can use parameters to modify the MSI settings for the installation package which is still an EXE file. You may wonder if that works with your deployment software.

If not, you could try to directly deploy the MSI file. The next steps show you how to access the content of the VMware View Client EXE installer file.First of all download the latest version of the client from your View Connection Server by accessing the web interface. Then start the installation on a Windows desktop. In the background the installer will extract the MSI file and some CAB archives into the temporary directory on your Windows box. When the installation wizard comes up and is ready to begin please open the temporary folder in the Windows Explorer. The easiest way of doing that is using the Run dialog/search field in the startmenu. Just type %temp% here, press enter and it will take you on the right folder.

In there look for a folder whose name is starting with a bracket like seen in the last screenshot. There should be three folders created by the View Client Installer so please take a look at all of them to find the right one. If so you’ll find a VMware View Client.MSI file and some *.cab files. Here we you!

*Kudos go to some colleagues having this conversation on a mailing-list.

Written by Christoph Harding

March 17th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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The VMware View iPad Client is still #1

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Isn’t that great! The VMware View iPad Client 1.0 is still number one in the Apple AppStore. Loads of users already shared their great feedback through the rating function. If you’re using the client on your iPad and you like it please do also share your feedback with VMware.

Written by Christoph Harding

March 16th, 2011 at 12:26 am

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VMware View iPad Client with VGA Out

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The View Client for the iPad was released last week by VMware with a huge buzz on all social media platforms. I’ve had the chance to test it in several circumstances and I’m really happy. It works pretty well and the PCoIP performance was always good enough to watch video streams or just work with my virtual desktop hosted at Terremark.. Today I’ve checked the VGA Out option for the first time. This is just awesome! The iPad screen is mirrored on the monitor and gives you the opportunity to give Powerpoint presentations from your virtual desktops running in the datacenter. Unfortunately I’ve no iPad with 3G option what means that I’ve a huge demand for an iPad 2. :-)

Written by Christoph Harding

March 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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Just noticed. The View Client in the Windows Startmenu

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Maybe you’ve already seen it but I just noticed now. If you open the Windows Startmenu and you click on the little arrow on the right side of the View Client option, you can easily access the last used servers and desktops. I really like that!

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Written by Christoph Harding

March 9th, 2011 at 12:20 am

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Unable to connect from the View Client on Windows 7

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Some customers have reported issues with the VMware View Client connecting to a Windows 7 Desktop after installing a specific Microsoft Patch. In the VMware Knowledge Base you’ll find the resolution for this issue. Check the article 1034262. The problem occurs after installing one of these Microsoft patches, 2482017 or 2467023.

Written by Christoph Harding

February 11th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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Location based Printing in View 4.5

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A great enhancement in VMware View 4.5 is the Location based Printing feature. With Location based Printing you can always print on a network printer, which is located nearest to you. The feature can be enabled via a Microsoft Windows Group Policy option and is computer specific. The functionality is relatively easy. There is a translation table which contains rules e.g. Map printer NP54621 if the client’s IP address is in the range 192.168.178.10-192.168.178.40. If the user logs on from a client device which is in the given IP address range, the network printer will automatically be mapped into the virtual desktop session. This is great for people who often change their workplace as seen in the healthcare or financial areas but there are a lot more good use cases for that.

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Written by Christoph Harding

September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Devon IT Releases Version 1.1 of VDI Blaster Software

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Back in August 2009 Devon IT released the VDI Blaster software to help companies to repurpose personal computers into thin clients. The new version 1.1 now supports VMware View 4 and the PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol which gives users a true PC like experience, including multimedia. The new version also includes the ability to boot the VDI blaster software from a USB key or a CD-ROM in addition to the network installation.

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Written by Christoph Harding

February 16th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

VMware View Open Client for OSX

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Nice article on Peterro.com is showing how to install a VMware View Open Client for OSX. There are two know issues, one with the sound redirection and one with the Alt-F4 keyboard Combination but it’s worth to give it a try!

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Written by Christoph Harding

September 17th, 2009 at 1:01 pm