In part 3 of my installing and configuring VMware Horizon View 6 we look at installing a security server. This servers role is to secure the View environment by proxying traffic which ensures SSL connections and also that the PCOIP traffic is encrypted making it suitable for connections from the internet.
Again installation is straightforward and requires only a couple of extra steps to achieve so I’ve created a video on the process instead of a full on blog post.
VMware do say that the security servers can reside in the DMZ perfectly happily and best practice is that the servers are not joined to a domain. However I would personally still keep these servers on the internal side and utilise a proper load balancing appliance such as a Citrix NetScaler for F5 to ensure that the traffic is load balanced and that high availability is also thrown into the mix which is not present within the default VMware Horizon View 6 stack.
Author: Dale Scriven