Physical efforts in virtualization and mobility
When deploying Virtual Desktop/Application remote access solutions you often need to engage with ‘The Firewall Guy’. This can often be a difficult conversation involving lots of questions such as “what?”, “from where?”, “to where?” and “why?”
To this end I have created a Unified Access Gateway Firewall Rules Generator which you can download. You just need to plug in the parameters on the lookup tab and it will pre-populate the firewall rules for you. Other than the standard back end stuff which you (as the Virtual Desktop Consultant) should already know, the only things you need to ask the firewall guy for are:
Hopefully you won’t even need to talk to the firewall guy at all after that! You can fill in the sheet and email it off to him/her. Here’s a diagram I put together with the ports:
I’ve used the PowerShell deployment method before but since 2.8 the OVF deployment actually works properly so it’s just as easy to deploy it that way then import your predefined settings from a JSON file.