Manual for VDI configuration using View Agent Direct-Connection Plug In. Part 4

Setting up client’s software.

Continuation. Previous part included first start and setup of VM.

 

To work in VDI mode through VADC, thin clients which are properly configured or client’s software installed on workstations can be used.

For thin client configuration, contact your hardware supplier or manufacturer.

There are 2 types of client software for working with VDI:

VMware Horizon View Client. Download for 32 bit and 64 bit OS;

VMware Horizon View Client with Local Mode. Download for 32-bit and 64-bit OS.

The primary client connection is established over TCP port 443. If you want to change the port number on which the connection is established, then use VMware Horizon View Client with Local Mode. If you want to change other ports that VADC runs on, then  configure your router as it needs.

Installation and configuring VMware Horizon View Client:

  1. Run the installation package and click the Next;

2. Check I accept the terms in the License Agreement;

3. Click Next;

4. Click Next;

 

5. In Default Horizon Connection Server field enter the external IP address of your VDC;

6. Click Next;

 

7. Click Next;

8. Click Next;

9. Click Install;

10. After the installation is complete, restart the computer by clicking Yes;

11. Find the program icon on the desktop and run it;

 

12. Click on the icon with your IP address

13. In the User name field enter the name of the user who is allowed to log in via VADC;

14. In the Password field enter the password for this user;

15. Click Login.

 

16. You will be logged into your VM using VADC.

Installation and configuring VMware Horizon View Client with Local Mode

 

  1. Run the downloaded installation package and click Next;

2. Check I accept the terms in the license agreement;

3. Click Next;

 

4. Disable View Client with Local Mode;

 

5. Click Next

6. In the Default Horizon Connection Server field enter the external IP address of your VDC;

7. Click Next;

8. Click Next;

 

9. Click Next;

10. Click Install;

 

11. When the installation is completed, restart the computer by clicking Yes;

 

 

12. Run the program

 

13. Click Options;

14. In the Connection Server field enter the external IP address of your VDC;

15. In the Port field you may enter the port to establish connection or use the default port (443 TCP). If you do not plan any changes, leave the field empty;

16. Note Always connect to this server at startup checkbox if you always want the program to connect to the specified server at startup.

17. Click Connect;

 

18. In the User name field enter the name of the user who is allowed to log in via VADC;

19. In the Password field enter the password for this user;

20. Click Login.

 

21. You will be logged into your VM using VADC.

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