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VMM SSP Publishing to the internet

First we should  understand that SCVMM Self-Service portal is using ActiveX controls to connect the remote VM.

The Self-Service Portal is accessed using Internet Explorer which requires ActiveX controls to provide remote access to virtual machines on managed hosts.

When a user uses the Self-Service Portal to view or connect to any of their virtual machines, they will be prompted to install the appropriate ActiveX control in Internet Explorer on their local machine.

Self-Service Portal will use ActiveX control VMMCtlAx and VMRCActiveXClient to connect with the remote VM, both ActiveX control are using RDP protocol to talk with remote VM.

Scenario 1: Opening SSP2.0 portal -> Virtual machine page -> Listing of VM

Status of SSP : Working

Reason:  U1 tries to contact website which is possible. Website is able to talk to Engine machine and VMM hence You are able to see list of VMs

Scenario 2: Connect VM Operation getting failed -> Open SSP2.0 portal -> Virtual machine page -> Listing of VM -> Try to connect

Status : Operation failed.

Reason: U1 is using machines from external world to connect to ssp.company.lcl ->  Active X got installed on U1 machine -> for connect operation- This active X instead of going through Website directly goes to host for connect operation ->  As Hyper V and U1 are on different network -> it is not working.

Workaround : You can check if somehow you can provide direct connection of host to U1 user machine.

Based on this behavior, we can learn that we cannot publish Self-Service Portal via ISA to connect VM via HTTPs.

Scenario of SSP on internet is not supported currently. 😦

So what is the workaround for that ?!!! We can try solution like UAG

http://ahmedhusseinonline.com/2010/11/publishing-scvmm-ssp-using-uag-part-1-of-3/

http://ahmedhusseinonline.com/2010/12/publishing-scvmm-ssp-using-uag-part-2-of-3/

http://ahmedhusseinonline.com/2010/12/publishing-scvmm-ssp-using-uag-part-3-of-3/

Have a good day!

More info http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/scvmmssp2/thread/b2a19b46-5ea6-42f2-bf80-18f35de8d927/?prof=required

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  1. October 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Hi, a client asked me to publish the sap to the Internet and after some testing, here’s how we did it.
    1. Place your hyper-v hosts in a dmz
    2. Create a separate domain that is trusted to your internal domain. This domain must be public (eg. .com) and use split dns. Ssp passes the fqdn to the active-x so should be resolvable from the outside.
    3. Reserve 1 external ip per hyper-v host on your Isa/tmg and point the fqdn on the outside DNS to these ip’s.
    4. Create a publishing rule per external ip to your hyper-v host and presto.

    Ssp through regular tmg.

    Kind regards.
    Marco

  2. Mohamed Fawzi
    October 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Great.. Thanks Marco for sharing this information here… YOU did great job

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