How to setup VMWare View and Sun Ray Server Software 4.1 for a POC
By user12609114 on Jan 07, 2009
The following items need to be up and running before we can proceed with the SRSS 4.1 connector for View. If you are starting from scratch there is a lot of steps to get through. Most likely you will be asked to deploy in front of a working View environment and can skip most of the prep work.
Install of ESX (Directions)
Install of Virtual Center (Directions) - note 32 bit windows is required and do not install on the AD Server
Install of View Connector Server (Directions) - note 32 bit windows is required and do not install on the AD Server
Install of XP with View Agent (Directions)
Configuration settings in View:
We need to make a couple of configuration changes to View. I recommend getting things working without SSL first, and then coming back and turning on SSL if your environment requires it.
First lets change View to accept non-ssl connections. Log into your View administrative website. Go to the configurations tab. Edit your global settings to turn require ssl to off. When you make the change View is going to state that it needs to be restarted. Hold off for now.
On the pop up screen un-tick require ssl
View by default tries to tunnel the connection. We need to change it to direct connect. In the View administrator, on the configuration tab you need to select your server and click on edit.
On the pop up screen. Click on direct connect.
At this point we need to restart the View service. You will find it in the Windows Service manager as VMWare View Connection Server.
Sun Ray Connector for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager(SRVDM):
Now that we have a working View environment and a working SRSS environment we can get to the steps to tie the 2 together. First we need to download SRVDM to our Sun Ray Server. The bits can be found here.
# unzip srvdm_1.0.zip
# cd srvdm_1.0
# pkgadd -d Packages/Solaris_10+/i386/
accept the defaults and you should get a message that the install finished correctly.
We will use the web interface for the Sun Ray server to configure the Sun Ray server to present windows desktops.
Log into your web admin port http://<name of run ray server>:1660
The username is admin and the password is the one you gave it during set up.
Click on the advanced tab:
Then on the Kiosk Sub tab:
If you are setting up your Kiosk mode for the first time you will see a message about no Kiosk Mode settings. Click the edit button on the right. If you have kiosk mode setup already jump to the next step:
Change the session drop down to VMWare Virtual Desktop Manager Session.
We are going to start our tests without SSL turned on. In the arguments field add
-http -s <servername> and click on OK
At this point you will have a kiosk mode defined and then you will need to tell the server when to use it. This is accomplished by using the the System Policy to turn Kiosk Mode on for card users and non card users. Click on the System Policy Sub Tab on the Advanced Menu and then click on the enable check box for Kiosk Mode under both non card users and card users. Then click on the save button.
Select your server and click on cold restart.
If you are need to enable SSL the steps can be found here. Remember to recheck the use SSL setting that we shut off above, and restart the View Connection service. Also remember to go back into the kiosk config and take out the -http argument and restart the Sun Ray Server.