Posts Tagged ‘VMware View’

Installing Corporate CA Certificates on iPhone or iPad for Use with VMware View

January 3, 2013 1 comment

I was upgrading my VMware View environment recently from 5.0 to 5.1 and wrote about some initial problems in my article Trouble Recomposing View 5.x Desktops After Upgrade to vSphere 5.0 U2. After I had resolved those initial problems I needed to load my internal Root CA certificate onto all my company’s iPhone’s and iPad’s. This is because one of the big changes or improvements in View 5.1 is with security and you now need trusted certificates in order to connect to any of the desktops. Fortunately there is no need to purchase expensive public certificates if you have an internal corporate PKI / CA’s already configured, unless you want to. This article will show you how you can easily get your iPhones or iPad’s to trust your corporate CA certificates for use with VMware View.

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Trouble Recomposing View 5.x Desktops After Upgrade to vSphere 5.0 U2

December 30, 2012 1 comment

I’ve finally gotten around to upgrading my View environment from 5.0 to 5.1.2. Just before I attempted the upgrade I also applied the latest patches to all my hosts taking them up to vSphere 5.0 U2. This is where some fun started, but fortunately to avoid some of this fun the solution is very easy.

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View 4.6 Security Server with PCoIP and Dynamic IP

September 12, 2011 Leave a comment

In order to access my lab environment I have configured a VMware View Infrastructure. I use two connection brokers. One for internal clients, and one for external clients, which goes via a View Security Server originally on 4.6, now 5.0 with PCoIP enabled. This would be completely normal and easy to operate if I had a static IP address. But alas I don’t.

In order to work around this I borrowed a script from a great blog and modified it for my purposes. Below is the script I use to update the external IP address / URL of my View Security Server every time my IP address changes. The great thing about this script is that it works with multiple View connection or security servers in the environment. Enjoy!

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