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

You can add an SSL VPN-Plus client installation package to the edge gateway. New users are prompted to download and install this 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

Procedure

  1. On the SSL VPN-Plus tab in the tenant portal, click Installation Packages.
  2. Click the Add (Create button) button.
  3. Configure the installation package settings.

    Option

    Description

    Profile Name

    Enter 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

    Enter the IP address or FQDN of the edge gateway public interface.

    The IP address or FQDN that you enter is bound to the SSL VPN client. When the client is installed on the local system of the remote user, this IP address or FQDN is displayed on that SSL VPN client.

    To bind additional edge gateway uplink interfaces to this SSL VPN client, click the Add (Create button) button 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 enter a new value.

    Windows

    Linux

    Mac

    Select the operating systems for which you want to create the installation packages.

    Description

    (Optional) Type a description for the user.

    Enabled

    Specify whether this package is enabled or disabled.

  4. Select the installation parameters for Windows.

    Option

    Description

    Start client on logon

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

    Allow remember password

    Enables the client to remember the user 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 computer of the remote user, together 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 on the user desktop to invoke the SSL client.

    Enable silent mode operation

    Hides the window 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.

What to do next

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