Upgrading Workspace Portal to VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)

In this post, we’ll be upgrading an HA Cluster of Workspace Portal 2.1.1 to vIDM 2.4 per the official documentation instructions. Some technical knowledge of pgAdmin and other tools is assumed in the official guide, so hopefully this post can help fill the gaps. Step 1: Break the HA configuration Upgrading requires us to temporarily … More Upgrading Workspace Portal to VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)

Workspace Portal, Access Policies, and Kerberos authentication

You’ve decided it’s time to expand your Workspace Portal deployment from internal-only, to also allow external access. You’ve setup your Load Balancer, gotten your certificates in place, and now you’re tasked with configuring internal and external authentication methods. This post covers the configuration needed for Kerberos on internal connections, while allowing username/password authentication from external … More Workspace Portal, Access Policies, and Kerberos authentication

How to setup NGINX as a reverse proxy for Workspace Portal 2.1

Per Workspace Portal’s installation guide, During deployment, Workspace is set up inside the internal network. If you want to provide access to Workspace for users connecting from outside networks, you must install a load balancer, such as Apache, nginx, F5, and so on, in the DMZ. This process is unfortunately outside of VMware’s Documentation scope as every environment is … More How to setup NGINX as a reverse proxy for Workspace Portal 2.1

How to patch Shellshock in Workspace Portal

VMware has released official bash patches for Horizon Workspace and Workspace Portal to address the recently discovered shellshock bug. Be sure to review kb.vmware.com/kb/2091067 as you must apply the correct patch for your exact version of Workspace. How to tell if your Workspace instance is currently vulnerable To test, run the following command on each … More How to patch Shellshock in Workspace Portal

Running Workspace Portal 2.1 in VMware Workstation 10

With the release of Workspace Portal 2.1, the vApp has been reduced to a single VM providing simpler deployment and administration. [See my post What’s New in Workspace Portal 2.1] This also means it’s extremely easy to run inside of VMware Workstation or Fusion. In this post, we’ll be covering how to import Workspace Portal … More Running Workspace Portal 2.1 in VMware Workstation 10

What’s New in VMware Workspace Portal 2.1

VMware’s Workspace Portal was just brought to version 2.1. This release comes with some exciting changes and new features that make this the best Workspace release yet. Simplified Deployment – Workspace is now a single VM (still deployed as an OVA). This architectural change makes SO MANY things easier including log locations, configuration changes (like … More What’s New in VMware Workspace Portal 2.1

Accessing Horizon Workspace Gateway-va URL fails with HTTP 404 Error

Symptoms HTTP 404 Error accessing gateway Service-va logs show something similar to com.vmware.horizon.analytics.exception.HorizonException: Setting up Message Broker connection failed: Connection refused Running df -h on the service-va shows /db as full Cause   The internal Postgres Database is full and must be expanded. This article does not apply to Workspace implementations that have an external … More Accessing Horizon Workspace Gateway-va URL fails with HTTP 404 Error