You can use the silent installation feature of the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) to install a security server on several Windows computers. In a silent installation, you use the command line and do not have to respond to wizard prompts.

With silent installation, you can efficiently deploy View components in a large enterprise.

Determine the type of topology to use. For example, determine which load balancing solution to use. Decide if the View Connection Server instances that are paired with security servers will be dedicated to users of the external network. For information, see the VMware View Architecture Planning document.

Important

If you use a load balancer, you must have static IP addresses for the load balancer and each security server. For example, if you use a load balancer with two security servers, you need 3 static IP addresses.

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

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

Verify that the View Connection Server instance to be paired with the security server is installed and configured and is running View Connection Server 4.6 or later. You cannot pair a View 4.6 or later security server with an older version of View Connection Server.

Verify that the View Connection Server instance to be paired with the security server is accessible to the computer on which you plan to install the security server.

Configure a security server pairing password. See Configure a Security Server Pairing Password.

Familiarize yourself with the format of external URLs. See Configuring External URLs for PCoIP Secure Gateway and Tunnel Connections.

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

Familiarize yourself with the MSI installer command-line options. See Microsoft Windows Installer Command-Line Options.

Familiarize yourself with the silent installation properties available with a security server. See Silent Installation Properties for a Security Server.

1

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

Open a command prompt on the Windows Server computer.

3

Type the installation command on one line.

For example: VMware-viewconnectionserver-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s /v"/qn VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE=3 VDM_SERVER_NAME=cs1.internaldomain.com VDM_SERVER_SS_EXTURL=https://view.companydomain.com:443 VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_IPADDR=10.20.30.40 VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_TCPPORT=4172 VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_UDPPORT=4172 VDM_SERVER_SS_PWD=secret"

The VMware View services are installed on the Windows Server computer. For details, see Install a Security Server.