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APM :: VMware View :: Blast Extreme

Anybody have any luck getting Blast Extreme configured for VMware View and APM via Horizon Client? Currently we launch the Horizon client via webtop link (vdi/rdp) and PCoIP is tunneled through the F5 via udp/4172... but our systems engineers are looking to upgrade to Blast Extreme, and I know NOTHING about how it works with the F5. Not too much on the interwebs in regards to this relationship.

Is it just a matter of creating another virtual server on the BIG-IP and assigning the VDI profile? Or does the protocol work on TCP/443 and F5 just knows what to do with it on the existing virtual server?

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Comment made 2 months ago by Ryan 290

Looks like VMware has an article that states "Blast Extreme also works over TCP port 443 and UDP port 443 and delivers a secure user experience leveraging SSL technology".

Not sure what this means on the F5 side of things, as it also states "The “Poor” setting uses UDP networking for control, broker and protocol traffic. To use this setting, IT administrators must deploy VMware Unified Access Gateway".

I think we're going to try configuring this next week and see what transpires. Might be as easy as setting-up the UDP/443 listener and assigning the VDI profile.

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Did you get this working? It used 443 TCP but UDP 8443 from my findings. Has F5 updated their iApp for this?

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Hi, Any updates on Blast Extreme support for APM? IHAC customer that wants to use APM instead of VMware Unified Access Gateway. But if Blast Extreme isn't support they have to go with UAG.

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Has anyone been able to get this to work?

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