You can include specific properties when you silently install a security server from the command line. You must use a PROPERTY=value format so that Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) can interpret the properties and values.

Table 1. MSI Properties for Silently Installing a Security Server

MSI Property

Description

Default Value

INSTALLDIR

The path and folder in which the View Connection Server software is installed.

For example: INSTALLDIR=""D:\abc\my folder""

The sets of two double quotes that enclose the path permit the MSI installer to interpret the space as a valid part of the path.

This MSI property is optional.

%ProgramFiles%\VMware\VMware View\Server

VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE

The type of View server installation:

  • 1. Standard installation

  • 2. Replica installation

  • 3. Security server installation

To install a security server, define VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE=3

This MSI property is required when installing a security server.

1

VDM_SERVER_NAME

The host name or IP address of the existing View Connection Server instance to pair with the security server.

For example: VDM_SERVER_NAME=cs1.internaldomain.com

This MSI property is required.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_EXTURL

The external URL of the security server. The URL must contain the protocol, externally resolvable security server name, and port number

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_EXTURL=https://view.companydomain.com:443

This MSI property is required.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_PWD

The security server pairing password.

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_PWD=secret

This MSI property is required.

None

FWCHOICE

The MSI property that determines whether to configure a firewall for the View Connection Server instance.

A value of 1 configures a firewall. A value of 2 does not configure a firewall.

For example: FWCHOICE=1

This MSI property is optional.

1

VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_IPADDR

The PCoIP Secure Gateway external IP address. In an IPv6 environment, this property can also be set to the FQDN of the PCoIP Secure Gateway. This property is supported only when the security server is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 or later.

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_IPADDR=10.20.30.40

This property is required if you plan to use the PCoIP Secure Gateway component.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_TCPPORT

The PCoIP Secure Gateway external TCP port number. This property is supported only when the security server is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 or later.

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_TCPPORT=4172

This property is required if you plan to use the PCoIP Secure Gateway component.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_UDPPORT

The PCoIP Secure Gateway external UDP port number. This property is supported only when the security server is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 or later.

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_UDPPORT=4172

This property is required if you plan to use the PCoIP Secure Gateway component.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_BSG_EXTURL

The Blast Secure Gateway external URL. The URL must contain the HTTPS protocol, an externally resolvable security server name, and port number

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_BSG_EXTURL=https://view.companydomain.com:8443

The default port number is 8443. A Blast Secure Gateway must be installed on the security server to allow users to make Web connections to View desktops.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_FORCE_IPSEC

Forces IPsec to be used between the security server and its paired View Connection Server instance.

By default, an unattended installation and pairing of security server to a View Connection Server instance with IPsec disabled causes the pairing to fail.

The default value of 1 forces IPsec pairing. Set this value to 0 to allow pairing without IPsec.

1

VDM_IP_PROTOCOL_USAGE

Specifies the IP version that View components use for communication. The possible values are IPv4 and IPv6

IPv4