F5 and VMware have a long-standing relationship that centers on technology integration and solution development. As a result, customers can benefit from leveraging the experience gained by peers from deploying proven, real-world solutions. This F5 deployment guide provides detailed information on deploying the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) version 11 with VMware View 5.1 and 5.0 and Horizon View 5.2, 5.3, and 6.0. This guide provides instructions on both manually configuring the BIG-IP system and using the iApp Application template. The iApp is an extremely easy and accurate way to configure the BIG-IP system for View.
This guide has been updated to reflect the new RELEASE CANDIDATE iApp template (v1.4.0rc1) available on downloads.f5.com in the RELEASE CANDIDATE directory. Use the deployment guide for instructions on downloading and using the new iApp.
F5’s products and solutions bring an improved level of reliability, scalability, and security to View deployments. For large View deployments requiring multiple pods or several data centers, F5’s products provide the load balancing and traffic management needed to satisfy the requirements of customers around the world. F5 and VMware continue to work together on providing customers best-of-breed solutions that allow for better and faster deployments as well as being ready for future needs, requirements, and growth of your organization. Additionally, F5 has achieved full certification with Teradici® for our PCoIP proxy capabilities in BIG-IP APM.
The following configuration diagram shows the natively proxied PCoIP connection deployment scenario described in the guide for View Connection server-only implementations. The deployment guide contains a number of different configuration options.