The operation of View depends on several services that run on a View Connection Server host.

Table 1. View Connection Server Host Services

Service Name

Startup Type

Description

VMware Horizon View Blast Secure Gateway

Automatic

Provides secure HTML Access services. This service must be running if clients connect to View Connection Server through the HTML Access Secure Gateway.

VMware Horizon View Connection Server

Automatic

Provides connection broker services. This service must always be running. If you start or stop this service, it also starts or stops the Framework, Message Bus, Security Gateway, and Web services. This service does not start or stop the VMwareVDMDS service or the VMware Horizon View Script Host service.

VMware Horizon View Framework Component

Manual

Provides event logging, security, and COM+ framework services. This service must always be running.

VMware Horizon View Message Bus Component

Manual

Provides messaging services between the View components. This service must always be running.

VMware Horizon View PCoIP Secure Gateway

Manual

Provides PCoIP Secure Gateway services. This service must be running if clients connect to View Connection Server through the PCoIP Secure Gateway.

VMware Horizon View Script Host

Disabled

Provides support for third-party scripts that run when you delete virtual machines. This service is disabled by default. You should enable this service if you want to run scripts.

VMware Horizon View Security Gateway Component

Manual

Provides common gateway services. This service must always be running.

VMware Horizon View Web Component

Manual

Provides web services. This service must always be running.

VMwareVDMDS

Automatic

Provides LDAP directory services. This service must always be running. During upgrades of View, this service ensures that existing data is migrated correctly.