VMware View - Configuring Custom SSL port for Security Server

Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by Ray Heffer

In some circumstances you may want to configure a custom SSL port for your VMware View Security Server (other than 443). I have had to do this for my home lab as I only have a single external IP address and it’s already listening on 443 for something else. If you edit the Security Server configuration from VMware View Administrator, you will find that you can change the port in the external URL field (E.g. https://view.yourdomain.com:543) but the security server will still listen on 443.

This is because this setting changes the client port setting (what the client connects to) and it updates config.properties which you’ll find on the security server (C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\sslgateway\conf). If you want to change the port of which the server listens on (from 443 to 543 for example) you will need to create a locked.properties file with the following entries:

serverPort=543 serverProtocol=https

Also see VMware KB article (1007147) as this contains further details, and you may have to create a new locked.properties file in the path mentioned above. Add these lines to it, save it, then restart the VMware View Security Server service for these changes to take effect.

Also make sure that your firewall is configured to allow this port externally, and you should now be able to connect using your custom SSL port. The VMware View Client options should be as follows: