Now it’s time for the final installation for our VMware View 5 environment. We need to install the connection server. This is also sometimes referred to as the connection broker since this is the part of View 5 that the end users actually log into and pick (if they have a choice) which desktop they will be using. In most cases, it’s just one desktop but there is certainly reasons to have multiple desktops depending on your end users needs. The View Connection server needs to be installed in a standalone Windows 2008 R2 Virtual Machine.
Let’s do a quick recap of what you should have done so far:
- 1st – we installed Windows SQL 2008 R2 inside a Windows 2008 R2 server.
- 2nd – we setup the VMware View 5 Database inside that SQL Server
- 3rd – we setup our ODBC connection for View 5 inside the vCenter Server
- 4th – we troubleshooted our ODBC connection errors
- 5th – we installed VMware View Composer 2.7.0 inside our Windows vCenter 5 server.
Lets cut to the chase and get VMware View Connection Server x86_64-5.0.0-481677 installed:
1. Download and click on VMware View Connection Server
2. The familiar splash screen should take off.
3. Click on Next for the install part of this fun
4. Click next again
5. Yet another license agreement to accept – or not 🙂
6. Choose the folder you want to install it at.
7. Since this is our first install, we will go with Standard Server.
8. Let it configure the windows firewall automatically.
9. Review the config and lets click install.
10. Looks like install is done.
11. You should have noticed during the install that you get a new icon on your desktop that says “View Administrator Console”.
12. Click on it, and then “continue to the website”
13. And you are DONE !!! Log in to make sure it all works well
Another EASY PEASY install !!