What is NICE DCV Connection Gateway? - NICE DCV Connection Gateway
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What is NICE DCV Connection Gateway?

NICE DCV Connection Gateway is an installable software package that enables users to access a fleet of NICE DCV servers through a single access point to a LAN or VPC.

This guide explains how to install and configure the NICE DCV Connection Gateway.

How the NICE DCV Connection Gateway works

The following diagram shows the high-level view of how the NICE DCV Connection Gateway routes traffic to a fleet of NICE DCV servers.


        NICE DCV Connection Gateway architecture

When using the NICE DCV Connection Gateway, clients connect to the gateway rather than connecting directly to a NICE DCV server. Clients specify a session ID, which uniquely identifies the server they want to connect to. The Connection Gateway in turn consults a Session Resolver to map the session ID received by the client to a specific server and then forwards the connection to the correct destination.

Customers can define how session IDs map to their resources by implementing their Session Resolver API end-point. Customers using the NICE DCV Session Manager can leverage its built-in session resolver.

The NICE DCV Connection Gateway can also forward HTTP requests to a web server. This feature allows the customer to host the NICE DCV Web Client or a custom Web application based on the NICE DCV Web Client SDK on a dedicated web server. When a browser connects to the Connection Gateway, its request to retrieve the web page of the NICE DCV Web Client is forwarded to the Web Resources Server configured in the Connection Gateway; once the browser has retrieved and displayed that page, the Web Client will connect again to the Connection Gateway to connect to the NICE DCV session and the Connection Gateway will forward that connection to the corresponding NICE DCV server.

Limitations

The NICE DCV Connection Gateway requires a NICE DCV version greater than or equal to 2021.2 if you want to enable support for QUIC.

The NICE DCV Connection Gateway requires that NICE DCV is configured to use the External Authentication.

Pricing

The NICE DCV Gateway is available at no cost for customers who are using NICE DCV.