A security server is an instance of View Connection Server that adds an additional layer of security between the Internet and your internal network. You can install one or more security servers to be connected to a View Connection Server instance.

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.


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.


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.


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


Accept the VMware license terms.


Accept or change the destination folder.


Select the View Security Server installation option.


Type the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the View Connection Server instance to pair with the security server in the Server text box.

The security server forwards network traffic to this View Connection Server instance.


Type the security server pairing password in the Password text box.

If the password has expired, you can use View Administrator to configure a new password and type the new password in the installation program.


In the External URL text box, type the external URL of the security server for View Clients that use the RDP or PCoIP display protocols.

The URL must contain the protocol, client-resolvable security server name or IP address, and port number. Tunnel clients that run outside of your network use this URL to connect to the security server.

For example: https://view.example.com:443


In the PCoIP External URL text box, type the external URL of the security server for View Clients that use the PCoIP display protocol.

Specify the PCoIP external URL as an IP address with the port number 4172. Do not include a protocol name.

For example: 100.200.300.400:4172

The URL must contain the IP address and port number that a client system can use to reach the security server. You can type into the text box only if a PCoIP Secure Gateway is installed on the security server.


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



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 the security server on Windows Server 2003 R2, you must configure the required Windows firewall rules manually.


Complete the installation wizard to finish installing the security server.

The security server services are installed on the Windows Server computer:

VMware View Security Server

VMware View Framework Component

VMware View Security Gateway Component

VMware View PCoIP Secure Gateway

For information about these services, see VMware View Administration.

The security server appears in the Security Servers pane in View Administrator.

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

If you are reinstalling the security 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.