Use the Installation Packages screen on the SSL VPN-Plus tab in the vCloud Director tenant portal to create named installation packages of the SSL VPN-Plus client for the remote users.
You can add an SSL VPN-Plus client installation package to the edge gateway. New users are prompted to download and install this package when they log in to use the VPN connection for the first time. When added, these client installation packages are then downloadable from the FQDN of the edge gateway's public interface.
You can create installation packages that run on Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. If you require different installation parameters per SSL VPN client, create an installation package for each configuration.
- Navigate to the SSL-VPN Plus Screen in the Tenant Portal.
To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with edge gateway services, the edge gateway must be converted to an advanced edge gateway. You can do this on the edge gateway in the vCloud Director Web console or from the tenant portal. For details on performing this step from the tenant portal, see Convert an Edge Gateway to an Advanced Edge Gateway.
- On the SSL VPN-Plus tab in the tenant portal, click Installation Packages.
- Click the Add () button.
- Configure the installation package settings.
Option Description Profile Name Enter a profile name for this installation package.
This name is displayed to the remote user to identify this SSL VPN connection to the edge gateway.
Gateway Enter the IP address or FQDN of the edge gateway public interface.
The IP address or FQDN that you enter is bound to the SSL VPN client. When the client is installed on the local system of the remote user, this IP address or FQDN is displayed on that SSL VPN client.
To bind additional edge gateway uplink interfaces to this SSL VPN client, click the Add () button to add rows and type in their interface IP addresses or FQDNs, and ports.
Port (Optional) To modify the port value from the displayed default, double-click the value and enter a new value.
Select the operating systems for which you want to create the installation packages. Description (Optional) Type a description for the user. Enabled Specify whether this package is enabled or disabled.
- Select the installation parameters for Windows.
Option Description Start client on logon Starts the SSL VPN client when the remote user logs in to their local system. Allow remember password Enables the client to remember the user password. Enable silent mode installation Hides installation commands from remote users. Hide SSL client network adapter Hides the VMware SSL VPN-Plus Adapter which is installed on the computer of the remote user, together with the SSL VPN client installation package. Hide client system tray icon Hides the SSL VPN tray icon which indicates whether the VPN connection is active or not. Create desktop icon Creates an icon on the user desktop to invoke the SSL client. Enable silent mode operation Hides the window that indicates that installation is complete. Server security certificate validation The SSL VPN client validates the SSL VPN server certificate before establishing the secure connection.
- Click Keep.
What to do next
Edit the client configuration. See Edit SSL VPN-Plus Client Configuration.