Installing VMware Horizon View – Part 5: Installing View Transfer Server & Local Mode VMs

imageIn this post we will cover Transfer server and Local Mode VMs.

First, the requirements are as follows:

General Requirements:

Must be managed by the same vCenter Server instance as the local desktops that it will manage.

Does not have to be part of a domain

Must use a static IP

Cannot coexist on the same virtual machine with any other View Manager software component including Connection Server.


Windows Server 2008 R2 – 64-bit  – Standard or Enterprise – Min 4GB RAM – 2vCPU

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 –  64-bit – Standard or Enterprise – Min 4GB RAM – 2vCPU


There is not much with the installer. Run connection server installer and select Transfer Server.

Transfer Server

Transfer Server Configuration

Transfer Server Configuration



Add Transfer server to View Manager:

vCenter for Transfer Server

Select the Transfer Server and click Finish to add.

Transfer Server

Configure Transfer Server Repository after placing it into Maintenance mode:

Transfer Server Repository

I have another disk T: which I used under “Local filesystem” section to add. After that we need to push data to it by clicking Publish button. To do is, we will need to have it exit from Maintenance Mode, wait for couple minutes for it to get ready. Then click on Publish Button:

Note: Floating pool does not support Local Mode. Hence dedicated pool needs to be created beforehand.


Change Local Mode Policies: Allow Local Mode.

Local Mode Policies

Not: Do not forget to install View Client with local mode on the client.

Bulent Tolu

Bulent Tolu

Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware
Bulent is an IT professional with Master's in MIS and 10-years of experience in broad range of Information Technologies. He is exposed to engineering/architecting, implementation/integration, and administration of various high-available IT systems and infrastructure. He has a passion to continually research, test and evaluate new technologies and follow industry best practices to secure and optimize IT systems. Currently, he lives in Istanbul and works as a Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware.
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