You must configure View Manager to connect to the vCenter Server instances in your View deployment. vCenter Server creates and manages the virtual machines that View Manager uses as desktop sources.

If you run vCenter Server instances in a Linked Mode group, you must add each vCenter Server instance to View Manager separately.

Install the View Connection Server product license key.

Prepare a vCenter Server user with permission to perform the operations in vCenter Server that are necessary to support View Manager. To use View Composer, you must give the user additional privileges. To manage desktops that are used in local mode, you must give the user privileges in addition to those that are required for View Manager and View Composer.

For details about configuring a vCenter Server user for View Manager, see the VMware View Installation document.

If you plan to have View Connection Server connect to the vCenter Server instance using a secure channel (SSL), install a server SSL certificate on the vCenter Server host.

1

In View Administrator, click View Configuration > Servers.

2

In the vCenter Servers panel, click Add.

3

In the server address text box, type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address of the vCenter Server instance.

The FQDN includes the host name and domain name. For example, in the FQDN myserverhost.companydomain.com, myserverhost is the host name and companydomain.com is the domain.

Note

If you enter a server by using a DNS name or URL, View Manager does not perform a DNS lookup to verify whether an administrator previously added this server to View Manager by using its IP address. A conflict arises if you add a vCenter Server with both its DNS name and its IP address.

4

Type the name of the vCenter Server user.

5

Type the vCenter Server user password.

6

(Optional) Type a description for this vCenter Server instance.

7

To connect to the vCenter Server instance using a secure channel (SSL), make sure that Connect using SSL is selected. SSL connection is the default setting.

8

Type the TCP port number.

The default port is 443.

9

(Optional) Click Advanced to configure the maximum concurrent pool operations in vCenter Server.

a

Set the maximum number of concurrent provisioning operations.

This setting determines the largest number of concurrent requests that View Manager can make to provision full virtual machines in this vCenter Server instance. The default value is eight. This setting does not control linked-clone provisioning.

b

Set the maximum number of concurrent power operations.

This setting determines the largest number of power operations (startup, shutdown, suspend, and so on) that can take place simultaneously on virtual machines managed by View Manager in this vCenter Server instance. The default value is five. This setting controls power operations for full virtual machines and linked clones.

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Choose whether to configure View Composer.

Option

Action

You are not using View Composer

Click OK.

You are using View Composer

Configure the View Composer settings.

If this View Connection Server instance or group of replicated View Connection Server instances uses multiple vCenter Server instances, repeat this procedure to add the other vCenter Server instances.