|Installation / Installing the VMP Server|
To be able to support Active Directory authentication, the VMP Server must be part of the corporate network and must be connected to the domain controller. However, the VMP Server needs to be opened to external traffic, since it needs to communicate with smartphones.
For security reasons, some customers place the VMP Server into a DMZ or perimeter network. Unfortunately, this means that some VMP features, including Active Directory authentication, become unavailable. To solve this problem, the Vocera Smartphone Proxy (VSP) is included with VMP.
The VSP performs the following tasks:
The VSP can be installed in the DMZ on a separate server, and will block all traffic to the VMP Server except for authenticated smartphone traffic.
For server requirements for the VSP, see the Server Sizing Matrix.