The VM Access Proxy allows you to secure your virtualized infrastructure behind a firewall while still permitting your users remote access to their VMs. When you configure a VM Access Proxy, users can access their VMs within a browser, without the need for a network connection to the cloud account.
You can configure one or more VM Access Proxies. You may want to configure more than one proxy to minimize geographical distance and network lag. For example, you can configure a separate proxy for each public cloud region.
The VM Access Proxy enables:
- Secure RDP and secure VNC access for Windows VMs on all supported cloud account types.
- Secure SSH and secure VNC access for Linux VMs on all supported cloud account types.
- Secure console access for vCenter and SCVMM VMs.
Using the VM Access Proxy is optional. If you don't install and configure one or more VM Access Proxies, users can still open a direct (non-proxied) console connection to vCenter VMs. Users can also open direct RDP and VNC connections if a route exists between the user's computer and the cloud account.