You can add multiple View pods to VMware Identity Manager. You also need to configure client access URLs for the different pods.

You add View pods in the View Pools page of the VMware Identity Manager administration console. You can return to the page at any time to modify the View configuration, or to add or remove View pods.


Log in to the VMware Identity Manager administration console.


Click the Catalog tab.


Click Manage Resource Types and select View Application.


Check the Enable View Pools check box.


Click Add View Pod for each View pod you want to add.


Provide the configuration information specific to each View pod.

Connection Server

Enter the fully qualified hostname of the View Connection Server instance, such as The domain name must match exactly the domain name to which you joined the View Connection Server instance.


Enter the administrator username for this View pod.


Enter the administrator password for this View pod.

Using Smart Card Authentication with Third-Party Identity Provider

If users use smart card authentication to sign in to this View pod instead of passwords, select the check box.

Suppress Password Popup

This option only applies to Horizon versions that support the Certificate SSO feature.

When Certificate SSO is configured in View, users do not require a password to log into their Windows desktops. However, if users are logged into VMware Identity Manager using a non-password authentication method such as SecurID, when they launch their Windows desktops, they are prompted for a password. You can select this option to prevent a password dialog box from being shown to users in that scenario.

Sync Local Entitlements

If local entitlements are configured for the pod, select this option.


From the Deployment Type drop-down list, select how View resources are made available to users in the user portal.

User-Activated - VMware Identity Manager adds View resources to the Catalog page in the user portal. To use a resource, users must move the resource from the Catalog page to the Launcher page.

Automatic - VMware Identity Manager adds the resources directly to the Launcher page in the user portal for users' immediate use.

The deployment type that you select here is a global setting that applies to all user entitlements for all the resources in your View integration. You can modify the deployment type for individual users or groups per resource, from the resource's Entitlements page.

Setting the global deployment type to User-Activated is recommended. You can then modify the setting for specific users or groups per resource.

For more information about setting the deployment type, Setting the Deployment Type for View Entitlements.


Select Do not sync duplicate applications to prevent duplicate applications from being synced from multiple servers.

When VMware Identity Manager is deployed in multiple data centers, the same resources are set up in the multiple data centers. Checking this option prevents duplication of the desktop or application pools in your VMware Identity Manager catalog.


Select how often you want this information to sync from the View Connection Server.


Click Save.


Click Sync Now.

Each time you change information in View, such as add an entitlement or add a user, a sync is required to propagate the changes to VMware Identity Manager.


Each time you click Save to save settings on this page, you must click Sync Now next to sync, otherwise existing resources will not launch.


Configure the Client Access URLs for the View pods.


Click the Identity & Access Management tab, then click Setup.


Click Network Ranges.


Select a network range.


In the Edit Network Range page, in the View Pod section, enter the View Pod client access URL host name and port number for that network range.


In the IP Ranges section, specify the IP ranges to which you want to apply the settings.


Click Save.

See also Enabling Multiple Client Access URLs for Custom Network Ranges.