Perform the steps below to set up the desktop connection.

Note the following:

  • VMware Unified Access Gateway is the new name for VMware Access Point.

  • You cannot deploy a Unified Access Gateway VM from a vSphere Windows client. You must deploy it from the vSphere web client.

Procedure

  1. Download the latest version of the Unified Access Gateway OVA file.
  2. Determine the IP addresses (DNS/Netmask/Gateway) for the required networks, as described below.

    Configuration

    Networks

    3 NIC

    Internet Any network with internet access

    Management - This can be your 169 network. Since this does not have its own DNS or Gateway, you can enter any numbers for DNS and set the netmask to 255.255.255.0

    Backend - Network that the Tenant uses for desktops

    2 NIC

    Internet - Network the Tenant is on

    Management - This can be your 169 network. Since this does not have its own DNS or Gateway, you can enter any numbers for DNS and set the netmask to 255.255.255.0

    1 NIC

    Internet - Network that the Tenant is on

  3. In the vSphere web client, follow the normal method for deploying a template. On the Properties page, enter information as shown below.

    Field

    Value

    Root Password

    Enter initial password for root user.

    Password must be at least eight characters long and must contain:

    • At least one upper case letter

    • At least one lower case letter

    • At least one number

    • At least one special character (!, @, #, etc.)

    Admin Password

    Enter password to be used for REST API Admin user

    Locale

    en_us

    Settings JSON

    Leave blank

    View Destination URL

    Leave blank

    View Destination URL Thumbprints

    Leave blank

    View Proxy Pattern

    Leave blank

    DNS

    Enter DNS of Internet network

    Internet IP Address

    Enter Internet Network IP address from the previous step

    Management Network IP Address

    If configuration is 3 NIC or 2 NIC, enter Management Network IP from the previous step.

    If configuration is 1 NIC, this item does not display.

    Backend Network IP Address

    If configuration is 3 NIC, enter Management Network IP from the previous step.

    If configuration is 1 NIC or 2 NIC, this item does not display.

  4. Power on the VM and wait for the login screen to appear on the console.
  5. On the tenant appliance, run the following command:
    sudo /usr/local/desktone/scripts/apsetup.sh
  6. Enter the requested information for the Unified Access Gateway appliance.

    The response status returned will indicate whether the configuration was successful.

    Response status

    Result

    200

    Configuration successful

    400

    Invalid input

    401

    Password incorrect. Confirm that password matches admin password configured during OVA deployment

    000

    Network connection failure. Confirm that IP address matches management IP address configured during OVA deployment

  7. Configure NAT and firewall rules to allow access to the Unified Access Gateway appliance through Internet network.
    Note:

    When using an edge gateway load balancer the NAT for ports 80 and 443 are not required. These ports are forwarded automatically.

    Port

    Usage

    4172/tcp, 4172/udp

    PCoIP desktop access protocol

    8443/tcp

    HTML desktop access protocol

    443/tcp

    Secure web portal access

    80/tcp

    Insecure web portal access (will be redirected to 443)