Use the Installation Packages screen on the vCloud Director tenant portal's SSL VPN-Plus tab to create named installation packages of the SSL VPN-Plus client for the remote users.

About this task

Adding an SSL VPN-Plus client installation package to the edge gateway provides the capability for prompting new users to download and install the client 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.

Prerequisites

To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with an edge gateway's settings, 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.

Open the tenant portal and browse to the SSL-VPN Plus screen as described in Navigate to the SSL-VPN Plus Screen in the Tenant Portal.

Procedure

  1. On the tenant portal's SSL VPN-Plus tab, click Installation Packages.
  2. Click the + icon.
  3. In the window that opens, configure the following options.

    Option

    Description

    Profile Name

    Type 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

    Type the IP address or FQDN of the edge gateway's public interface.

    This IP address or FQDN is bound to the SSL VPN client. When the client is installed on the remote user's local system, this IP address or FQDN is displayed on that SSL VPN client.

    To bind additional edge gateway uplink interfaces to this SSL VPN client, use the + icon 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 type in a new one.

    Windows

    Linux

    Mac

    Select the operating systems for which you want to provide installation packages. By default, the system creates an installation package for the Windows operating system. Select Linux or Mac to create an installation package for installing the client on those operating systems.

    Description

    (Optional) Type a description for the user.

    Enabled

    Specify whether this package is enabled or disabled.

  4. Select the following options as required for your organization's needs.

    These options apply to the Windows client.

    Option

    Description

    Start client on logon

    Starts the SSL VPN client when the remote user logs on to their local system.

    Allow remember password

    Enables the client to remember the user's 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 remote user's computer along 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 to invoke the SSL client on the user's desktop.

    Enable silent mode operation

    Hides the pop-up 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.

  5. Click Keep to add the entry to the on-screen table.

What to do next

Edit the client configuration. See Edit SSL VPN-Plus Client Configuration.