To provide high availability and load balancing, you can install one or more additional instances of View Connection Server that replicate an existing View Connection Server instance. After a replica installation, the existing and newly installed instances of View Connection Server are identical.

When you install a replicated instance, View Manager copies the View LDAP configuration data from the existing View Connection Server instance.

After the installation, the View Manager software maintains identical View LDAP configuration data on all View Connection Server instances in the replicated group. When a change is made on one instance, the updated information is copied to the other instances.

If a replicated instance fails, the other instances in the group continue to operate. When the failed instance resumes activity, its configuration is updated with the changes that took place during the outage.

Note

Replication functionality is provided by View LDAP, which uses the same replication technology as Active Directory.

Verify that at least one View Connection Server instance is installed and configured on the network.

Verify that you can log in as a domain user with administrator privileges on the Windows Server computer on which you plan to install the replicated instance.

If the existing View Connection Server instance is in a different domain than the replicated instance, the domain user must also have View Administrator privileges on the Windows Server computer where the existing instance is installed.

Verify that your installation satisfies the requirements described in View Connection Server Requirements.

Verify that the computers on which you install replicated View Connection Server instances are connected over a high-performance LAN. See Network Requirements for Replicated View Connection Server Instances.

Prepare your environment for the installation. See Installation Prerequisites for View Connection Server.

Familiarize yourself with the network ports that must be opened on the Windows Firewall for View Connection Server instances. See Firewall Rules for View Connection Server.

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Download the View Connection Server installer file from the VMware product page at http://www.vmware.com/products/ to the Windows Server computer.

The installer filename is VMware-viewconnectionserver-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe or VMware-viewconnectionserver-x86_64-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe, where xxxxxx is the build number and y.y.y is the version number.

2

To start the View Connection Server installation program, double-click the installer file.

3

Accept the VMware license terms.

4

Accept or change the destination folder.

5

Select the View Replica Server installation option.

6

Enter the host name or IP address of the existing View Connection Server instance you are replicating.

7

Accept the Microsoft Software Supplemental License Agreement for Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM).

8

If you install View Connection Server on Windows Server 2008, choose how to configure the Windows Firewall service.

Option

Action

Configure Windows Firewall automatically

Let the installer configure Windows Firewall to allow the required network connections.

Do not configure Windows Firewall

Configure the Windows firewall rules manually.

If you install View Connection Server on Windows Server 2003 R2, you must configure the required Windows firewall rules manually.

9

Complete the installation wizard to finish installing the replicated instance.

The VMware View services are installed on the Windows Server computer:

VMware View Connection Server

VMware View Framework Component

VMware View Message Bus Component

VMware View Script Host

VMware View Security Gateway Component

VMware View PCoIP Secure Gateway

VMware View Web Component

VMware VDMDS, which provides View LDAP directory services

For information about these services, see the VMware View Administration document.

You do not have to perform initial configuration on a replicated instance of View Connection Server. The replicated instance inherits its configuration from the existing View Connection Server instance.

Configure SSL server certificates for View Connection Server. See Configuring SSL Certificates for View Connection Server and Security Server.

If you are reinstalling View Connection Server on a Windows Server 2008 operating system and you have a data collector set configured to monitor performance data, stop the data collector set and start it again.