View Transfer Server works with View Connection Server to transfer files and data between local desktops and the datacenter. Before View Transfer Server can perform these tasks, you must add it to your View Manager deployment.

You can add multiple View Transfer Server instances to View Manager. The View Transfer Server instances access one common Transfer Server repository. They share the transfer workload for the local desktops that are managed by a View Connection Server instance or by a group of replicated View Connection Server instances.

Note

When View Transfer Server is added to View Manager, its Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) automation policy is set to Manual, which effectively disables DRS.

Verify that View Transfer Server is installed on a Windows Server virtual machine.

Verify that vCenter Server is added to View Manager. The View Configuration > Servers page in View Administrator displays vCenter Server instances that are added to View Manager.

If View Transfer Server is version 5.1 or later, and you plan to use linked-clone desktops in local mode, verify that all replicated View Connection Server instances in the View configuration are version 5.1 or later. If an earlier version of View Connection Server sends a request to publish a base image to the Transfer Server repository, View Transfer Server cannot perform the publish operation.

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In View Administrator, click View Configuration > Servers.

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Click the Transfer Servers tab and click Add.

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In the Add Transfer Server wizard, select the vCenter Server instance that manages the View Transfer Server virtual machine and click Next.

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Select the virtual machine where View Transfer Server is installed and click Finish.

View Connection Server reconfigures the virtual machine with four SCSI controllers. The multiple SCSI controllers allow View Transfer Server to perform an increased number of disk transfers concurrently.

In View Administrator, the View Transfer Server instance appears in the Transfer Servers panel. If no Transfer Server repository is configured, the View Transfer Server status changes from Pending to No Transfer Server Repository Configured. If a Transfer Server repository is configured, the status changes from Pending to Initializing Transfer Server Repository to Ready.

This process can take several minutes. You can click the refresh button in View Administrator to check the current status.

When the View Transfer Server instance is added to View Manager, the Apache service is started on the View Transfer Server virtual machine.

Caution

If your View Transfer Server virtual machine is an earlier version than hardware version 7, you must configure the static IP address on the View Transfer Server virtual machine after you add View Transfer Server to View Manager.

When multiple SCSI controllers are added to the View Transfer Server virtual machine, Windows removes the static IP address and reconfigures the virtual machine to use DHCP. After the virtual machine restarts, you must re-enter the static IP address in the virtual machine.