The View adapter, the broker agent, and the desktop agents communicate by using Remote Method Invocation (RMI). To use vRealize Operations for Horizon to monitor a View 5.0 or 5.1 environment, you must disable RMI authentication for the View adapter.

Disabling RMI authentication for the View adapter has certain security implications.

Because the View adapter does not authenticate remote desktops, an attacker can potentially send rogue data for a remote desktop to vRealize Operations Manager.

Although all data that is transmitted is still encrypted, a default self-signed certificate is used. If an attacker gains access to this certificate, the attacker can decrypt the data sent by the agents to the View adapter. This vulnerability includes the View inventory, View events, machine names, IP addresses, user names, and remote desktop performance data.

Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon solution and create an instance of the View adapter. See Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon Solution and Create an Instance of the View Adapter.

Install and configure the vRealize Operations for Horizon broker agent. See Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon Broker Agent and Configure the vRealize Operations for Horizon Broker Agent.

1

Log on to the machine where the View adapter is running.

On Linux, log in as the root user. On Windows, log on as a user that has administrator privileges.

2

In a text editor, open the msgserver.properties file.

Platform

File Location

Linux

/usr/lib/vmware-vcops/user/plugins/inbound/V4V_adapter3/work

Windows

C:\vmware\vcenter-operations\user\plugins\inbound\V4V_adapter3\work

3

Add the line disable-authentication = true to the msgserver.properties file and save your changes.

4

Restart the collector service.

Platform

Action

Linux

Run the service vmware-vcops restart collector command.

Windows

Restart the vRealize Operations Manager collector service from the Windows Administrative Tools control panel.

Restarting the collector service temporarily interrupts data collection in vRealize Operations Manager for a short period of time.

After you disable RMI authentication for the View adapter, you must reconfigure the broker agent to pair the broker agent with the View adapter. See Configure the vRealize Operations for Horizon Broker Agent.