New posts coming soon.

It’s been quiet on bright-streams.com for the last couple of weeks because of my vacation in the US and Canada. During my vacation I have thought about new posts. I will be back next week and start posting again: basics around different pools, how to run Workstation together with the View Client (with offline possibilities), how to handle OST files within a View environment, naming of pools etc.

Thanks to you all for visiting.

Raymond

VMware View-Remote Access; Wyse Pocket Cloud on the iPad

Around a year ago Wyse came out with it’s “Wyse PocketCloud” app for the iPhone. I bought the app straight away. I liked it very much, and still do. I could connect to my View environment and connect to my virtual desktop from anywhere. Fair enough, the iPhone is a bit small to work on your VM though.

At this moment, 30-04-2010, I’m in San Francisco and like a lot of people I couldn’t resist myself and bought the iPad.

I downloaded the Wyse PocketCloud but the one I bought a year ago is too small for the iPad. yes you can increase the size but the resolution isn’t nice. Luckily Wyse also offers the “PocketCloud” app for the iPad.

It is very cool to connect to my View environment in The Netherlands on a decent screen. No PCoIP but it’s still nice to demo this. I have heard Wyse won’t update the “PocketCloud” with PCoIP support.

Wouldn’t it be great if VMware would come out with the VMware View Client for the iPad?!

VMware View-Firewall ports; Overview

I get several questions from partners and customers about which firewall ports need to be open when working with VMware View. There is a KB article on this topic but it isn’t complete;  kb.vmware.com/kb/1012382

Below you will see all TCP and UDP ports which need to be open. Notice that under View3.x TCP port 32111 is mentioned for USB redirection. This port needs to be open when using View4.x also!

View 3.x 3389 TCP Thin Client ESX host RDP Protocol
View 3.x 8443 TCP View Connection Server/View Manager vCenter Server View Composer
View 3.x 32111 TCP View Agent (Virtual Desktop) View Client USB Device Communication
View 3.x 32111 TCP View Client View Agent (Virtual Desktop) USB Device Communication
View 4.x 902 TCP View Client/View Client with Offline Desktop ESX Host (Optional) View Client with Offline Desktop data is downloaded and uploaded through this port.
View 4.x 3268 TCP View/VDM Connection Server/View Manager Active Directory Server Global Catalog Server
View 4.x 3269 TCP View/VDM Connection Server/View Manager Active Directory Server Global Catalog Server
View 4.x 3389 TCP Thin Client ESX host RDP Protocol
View 4.x 9427 TCP View Client/View Client with Offline Desktop View Agent (Virtual Desktop) (Optional) Multimedia Redirection (MMR). MMR is support by View Client and View Client with Offline Desktop on certain operating systems.
View 4.x 18443 TCP View Connection Server/View Manager vCenter Server View Composer
View 4.x 50002 TCP/UDP View Agent (Virtual Desktop) View Client PCoIP (AES 128-bit encryption)
View 4.x 50002 TCP/UDP View Client View Agent (Virtual Desktop) PCoIP (AES 128-bit encryption)