OSX Lion, Parallels 6 Windows 7 SP1 and VMware View 3.1

Struggled a little with this combination of products:

Getting VMware View 3.1 running on Windows 7 SP1 in Parallels 6 on OSX Lion.

I was able to install the VMware View 3.1 client by connecting to the SSL View host at work, but when connecting to my desktops (after providing credentials), I got this error:

The View Connection Server authentication failed. The SSL initialization while connecting to server ‘https://(elided):443’ failed.

VMWare View Client SSL Error

I noodled around with the usual suspects for network, SSL and tunneling settings:

  • Firewall settings.
  • Network settings.
  • Antivirus settings.
  • Parallels general settings (esp. Network and security)

No successes.

Finally I tried to change the Parallels Tools and set the Network mode from Shared Network to Bridged Network -> Ethernet.

Here’s a relevant Parallels KB article (yes, the version is out of date).

Worked like a charm.

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