VMware View components exchange messages by using several different protocols.

VMware View Components and Protocols Without a Security Server illustrates the protocols that each component uses for communication when a security server is not configured. That is, the secure tunnel for RDP and the PCoIP secure gateway are not turned on. This configuration might be used in a typical LAN deployment.

VMware View Components and Protocols Without a Security Server
A diagram shows View Manager components and protocols without a security server.
Note

This figure shows direct connections for clients using either PCoIP or RDP. The default setting, however, is to have direct connections for PCoIP and tunnel connections for RDP.

See Default Ports for the default ports that are used for each protocol.

VMware View Components and Protocols with a Security Server illustrates the protocols that each component uses for communication when a security server is configured. This configuration might be used in a typical WAN deployment.

VMware View Components and Protocols with a Security Server
A diagram shows View Manager components and protocols with a security server.

Default Ports lists the default ports that are used by each protocol.

Default Ports

Protocol

Port

JMS

TCP port 4001

AJP13

TCP port 8009

Note

AJP13 is used in a security server configuration only.

HTTP

TCP port 80

HTTPS

TCP port 443

RDP

TCP port 3389

For MMR, TCP port 9427 is used alongside RDP.

Note

If the View Connection Server instance is configured for direct client connections, these protocols connect directly from the client to the View desktop and are not tunneled through the View Secure GW Server component.

SOAP

TCP port 80 or 443

PCoIP

TCP port 4172 from View Client to the View desktop.

PCoIP also uses UDP port 4172 in both directions.

PCoIP or RDP

For USB redirection, TCP port 32111 is used alongside PCoIP or RDP from the client to the View desktop.