To allow a caching proxy server to pass on View Composer base images and other data between local desktops and the datacenter, you must configure certain settings in View Connection Server.

You use two separate View settings to configure SSL encryption for the following two types of data:

View Composer base images

Other linked-clone desktop data, including OS disks and persistent disks

You must disable SSL encryption of transfers of base-image package files from the Transfer Server repository to local computers. Disabling SSL allows the proxy server to access and cache the package-file contents. Disabling SSL does not expose the base-image data. The data is encrypted when you publish the base image to the Transfer Server repository and remains encrypted when it is downloaded to the proxy server over the WAN.

You can choose whether to use SSL encryption of transfers of all other local-desktop data. To permit other local-desktop data to pass through the caching proxy server, you must configure the proxy server to allow the use of the HTTP CONNECT method or you must enable SSL encryption of local-mode operations on View Connection Server.

If you use SSL encryption, you do not have to change proxy server settings, but SSL encryption can affect the performance of transfers of linked-clone OS disks and persistent disks.

You must configure these SSL settings on each View Connection Server instance that delivers View services to the clients for which you configure HTTP caching.


In View Administrator, click View Configuration > Servers.


Click the View Connection Servers tab, select a View Connection Server instance, and click Edit.


Click the Local Mode tab and deselect Use SSL when provisioning desktops in local mode.

This setting disables SSL for downloading base-image package files from the Transfer Server repository to local computers.


If you do not set the caching proxy server to use the HTTP CONNECT method, select Use SSL for Local Mode operations.

This setting affects transfers of all other local-desktop data.


Click OK.