The VMware Workspace ONE Tunnel solution provides a secure access to your work apps and corporate resources. VMware Tunnel is a part of the AnyWhere Workspace solution set for enabling remote work and enforcing endpoint compliance. Depending on your operation system, VMware Tunnel provides both per-app and full device VPN capabilities with a modern Zero Trust architecture. Users have a simple experience and need not enable or interact with VMware Tunnel, and IT organizations may take a least-privilege approach to enterprise access, ensuring only defines apps and domains have access to the network.
When configuring and deploying VMware Tunnel, you must learn the VMware Tunnel terminology. Understanding the functionality that these components reference will aid your comprehension of this product. For more information, see Key Concepts.
VMware Tunnel Pre-Deployment Configuration
Preparing for your VMware Tunnel installation ensures a smooth installation process. Installation includes performing preliminary steps in the , and setting up a server that meets the listed hardware, software, and network requirements. For more information, see Pre-Deployment Configuration.
VMware Tunnel offers two architecture models for deployment, either single-tier or multi-tier. For more information on deployment models and components, see Deployment Model.
Deploy VMware Tunnel with Unified Access Gateway
VMware offers a hardened virtual appliance (Unified Access Gateway) that hosts Workspace ONE services like per-app VMware Tunnel, and is the preferred method of deployment. Deploying VMware Tunnel on Unified Access Gateway can be done from either vSphere or Hyper-V and can be automated using PowerShell. The VMware Tunnel service on Unified Access Gateway is same as what the Linux installer provides.
Deploy VMware Tunnel on a Linux Server
For customers who do not want to use the Unified Access Gateway deployment, Workspace ONE UEM offers the Linux installer so you can configure, download, and install VMware Tunnel onto a server. The Linux installer has different prerequisites than the Unified Access Gateway method. To run the Linux installer, you must meet specific hardware, software, and general requirements before you can begin installation.
VMware Tunnel Management
Consider configuring additional functionality to enhance your VMware Tunnel deployment. These features allow you more control over device access and networking support. For more information, see Managing VMware Tunnel .
VMware Tunnel Troubleshooting
The VMware Tunnel supports troubleshooting logs to aid in diagnosing issues in your deployment. For more information, see VMware Tunnel Troubleshooting and Support.