Horizon Lab Manual

Introduction

In this Lab we are going to create and install an Horizon 7 environment, using Cloud Pod Architecture to connect two Horizon environments for Global Management and Entitlement Rights.

Viewing your SDDC

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After logging in, you should see two SDDCs in the user interface following the naming format Student-Workshop-#.#.

An SDDC is a fully deployed environment including vSphere, NSX, vSAN and vCenter Server. Deployment of a fully configured SDDC takes about two hours, so for the purpose of this lab, we have the SDDC already deployed. This SDDC is in the same state as it would be if you had deployed it yourself. Let’s take a look at the SDDC properties.

  1. First click on View Details to open the SDDC properties.

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Let’s start with the Summary of the SDDC. There are a number of other tabs available, which are as follows:

  1. Support - You can contact Support with your SDDC ID, Org ID, vCenter Private and Public IPs and the date of your SDDC Deployment.
  2. Settings - Gives you access to your vSphere Client (HTML5), vCenter Server API, PowerCLI Connect, vCenter Server and reviews your Authentication information.
  3. Troubleshooting - Allows you to run network connectivity tests to ensure all necessary access is available to perform select tasks.
  4. Add Ons - Here you will find Add On services for your VMware Cloud on AWS environment like Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) and VMware Site Recovery.
  5. Networking & Security - Provides a full diagram of the Management and Compute Gateways. This is where you can configure logical networks, VPNs and firewall rules. We will cover this in more detail later. Click on Networking & Security to learn more about VMware Cloud on AWS Network and Security Configuration.

What is Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Horizon® 7 for VMware Cloud™ on AWS delivers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud for virtual desktops and applications. It combines the enterprise capabilities of the VMware Software-Defined Data Center, delivered as a service on AWS, with the market-leading capabilities of VMware Horizon for a simple, secure, and scalable solution. You can easily extend desktop services to address more use cases such as on-demand capacity, disaster recovery, and cloud co-location without buying additional data center resources.

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Simplify Public and Hybrid Cloud Management

For customers, who are already familiar with Horizon 7 or have Horizon 7 deployed on premises, running Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS lets you leverage an unified architecture and familiar tools. You can simplify management for Horizon 7 deployments using on-premises infrastructure and VMware Cloud on AWS with Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA) by linking Cloud deployments in different regions, or by linking on-premises deployments to VMware Cloud on AWS ones. This means that you use the same expertise and tools you know from VMware vSphere® and Horizon 7 for operational consistency, and leverage the rich feature set and flexibility you expect from Horizon 7.

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Let’s proceed to the Workshop exercise.

Configuring SDDC Firewall Rules

Compute Gateway Firewall Rules

By default, the Compute Gateway is set to deny all inbound and outbound traffic. You need to add additional firewall rules to allow access to your workload VMs which you provision in the VMware Cloud on AWS platform.

Create Compute Gateway Firewall Rule

  1. Under Network & Security tab, navigate to Security, then Gateway Firewall
  2. On the right hand side go to Compute Gateway
  3. Click ADD NEW RULE

Horizon requires a number of ports to be opened for communication and Inter-POD connectivity. For the purposes of the lab, and ease of management, we are going to allow communication across everything. The first rule we are going to create is an Any - Any - Any - rule.

  1. Name - Horizon
  2. Source - Any
  3. Destination - Any
  4. Service - Any
  5. Action - Allow
  6. Applied To - All Uplinks

The next step will be to edit the Default VTI Rule in the Compute Gateway Firewall Rules

  1. Click the three dots next to Default VTI Rule
  2. EDIT
  3. Set Action - Allow

Finally we’ll commit the changes to the Compute Gateway rules by clicking the Publish button.

Create a Logical Network

For this Horizon Lab we have prepared several virtual machines, which are Active Directory (AD), Horizon Connection Server, Unified Access Gateway (UAG) and a Golden Master Image.

In the next step we are going to create a logical network for the virtual machines we will deploy in this lab.

The AD, Horizon Connection Server, UAG and Golden Master Image will be deployed in a 192.168.xxx.xxx/24 subnet. Therefore we need to create this network first.

Navigate to Networking & Security -> Segments and click Add segments

Depending on whether you are working in SDDC Student-Workshop-X.1 or Student-Workshop-X.2 environment, you will need to create different networks.

  1. Name
    • Student-Workshop-X.1 use Horizon100
    • Student-Workshop-X.2 use Horizon200
  2. Type - Routed
  3. Gateway/Prefix Length
    • Student-Workshop-X.1 use 192.168.100.1/24 - where X is your Student ID
    • Student-Workshop-X.2 use 192.168.200.1/24 - where X is your Student ID
  4. DHCP - Disabled
  5. Click Save

Creating a VPN Connection

The next step will be to create the VPN connection between the Student-Workshop-X.1 and Student-Workshop-X.2 SDDCs. To do that, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Network & Security
  2. VPN
  3. Route Based
  4. Add VPN
  5. Set the Name to HorizonWorkshopVPN
  6. Select Public IP in the Local IP Address dropdown box
    • Note make a note of your Public IP adress and share it with your lab partner.
  7. Complete the other fields per the table below, leave all other settings as default
    • Note To complete the Remote Public IP field, work with your workshop partner to obtain their Public IP address.
SDDC Local IP Remote Public IP BGP Local IP/Prefix Length BGP Remote IP BGP Remote ASN Preshared Key
Student-Workshop-X.1 Public Public IP Student X.2 169.254.111.1/30 169.254.111.2 65000 VMware1!
Student-Workshop-X.2 Public Public IP Student X.1 169.254.111.2/30 169.254.111.1 65001 VMware1!

VPN1

  • Note Student-Workshop SDDC 1 needs to change the LOCAL ASN. Next to Add VPN,click on EDIT LOCAL ASN and type 65001. VPN2

Note Click the refresh button, as shown in the screenshot below, to check if the tunnel is up and the status indicator has changed to be green. DO NOT PROCEED UNTIL THE VPN IS UP, OTHERWISE DESKTOP PROVISIONING WILL FAIL LATER IN THE LAB

VPN3

We have now completed network setup part of the lab. The next step will be to deploy the virtual machines we need for the lab. We are going to deploy those VMs from templates, located in a vSphere Content Library.

The next step will be to log into vCenter and deploy VMs.

Log into vCenter

To open vCenter, click on OPEN VCENTER in the top right hand corner of the screen. A pop-up window will open, where you can view vCenter login credentials.

Then go to Show vCenter Credentials

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Click on the clipboard icon, next to Password, to copy the password for accessing vCenter.

Click on the eye icon to make the password visible. Make a note of this password, as it will be used later on in the lab.

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Then click on Open vCenter. A new browser window will open, where you can log into vCenter.

Username: cloudadmin@vmc.local

Password: Paste Password

Horizon Deployment

As part of the lab, we have already subscribed your SDDC to a vSphere Content Library. These are located in an Amazon S3 bucket, where we have the VM templates stored and ready to use.

In the subscribed content library you will find the Active Directory VM, Golden Master Image VM, Unified Access Gateway (UAG) and the Connection Server VM templates, that you need to use for the deployment of new desktops with Horizon.

  1. Click on Menu
  2. Click on Content Libraries
  3. Click on horizon-content-library
  4. Click on Templates

The first VM we need to deploy is Active Directory VM.

Create Active Directory VM

  1. Locate and right-click on AD-100 or AD-200, depending on your student workshop number
  2. Click on New VM from This Template
  3. Virtual Machine Name - AD-100 or AD-200, depending on your student workshop number
  4. Under select a location for Virtual Machine, click on SDDC-Datacenter, then click on Workloads create+AD+100-+1
  5. Click Next
  6. Expand Cluster-1, then click Compute-ResourcePool, then click Next
  7. On the Review Details step, click Next
  8. On the Select Storage step, select WorkloadDatastore and click Next
  9. On the Select Networks step, select the network you created in the previous lab (Horizon100 or Horizon200), depending on your student workshop number
  10. Click Next and Finish

Create Horizon Connection Server VM

  1. Locate and right-click on the CS-100 or CS-200 templae, depending on your student workshop number
  2. Click on New VM from This Template
  3. Virtual Machine Name - CS-100 or CS-200, depending on your student workshop number
  4. Under select a location for Virtual Machine, expand SDDC-Datacenter, then click on Workloads
  5. Click Next
  6. Expand Cluster-1, then click Compute-ResourcePool, then click Next
  7. On the Review Details step, click Next
  8. On the Select Storage step, select WorkloadDatastore and click Next
  9. On the Select Networks step, select the network you created in the previous lab (Horizon100 or Horizon200), depending on your student workshop number
  10. Click Next and Finish

Create your Golden Master Image

This Golden Master Image will be used to deploy desktops, using Instant Clone technology.

  1. Locate and right-click on the GM template
  2. Click on New VM from This Template
  3. Virtual Machine Name - GM-W10
  4. Under select a location for Virtual Machine, click on SDDC-Datacenter, then click on Templates
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Cluster-1, then click Compute-ResourcePool, then click Next
  7. On the Review Details step, click Next
  8. On the Select Storage step, select WorkloadDatastore and click Next
  9. On the Select Networks step, select the network you created in the previous lab (Horizon100 or Horizon200), depending on your student workshop number
  10. Click Next and Finish

Create your Unified Access Gateway (UAG) VM

  1. Go to Menu, VM and Templates
  2. Expand SDDC-Datacenter, right-click on Workloads, select Deploy OVF template, type URL:
  3. Virtual Machine Name - UAG-100 or UAG-200, depending on your student workshop number
  4. Under select a location for Virtual Machine, click on SDDC-Datacenter, then click on Workloads
  5. Click Next
  6. Expand Cluster-1, then click Compute-ResourcePool, then click Next
  7. On the Review Details step, click Next
  8. On the Configuration step, choose Single NIC, then click Next
  9. On the Select Storage step, select WorkloadDatastore and click Next
  10. On the Select Networks step, select the network you created in the previous lab (Horizon100 or Horizon200) for all three networks, then click Next
  11. On the Customize template step, configure the following parameters:
    • IPMode for NIC 1 (eth0) type STATICV4

    UAG+1

    • NIC 1 (eth0) IPv4 address type 192.168.100.12 or 192.168.200.12, depending on your student workshop number

    UAG+2

    • DNS server address type 192.168.100.10 or 192.168.200.10, depending on your student workshop number
    • NIC 1 (eth0) netmask type 255.255.255.0
    • IPv4 Default Gateway type 192.168.100.1 or 192.168.200.1, depending on your student workshop number
    • Unified Gateway Appliance Name type UAG100 or UAG200, depending on your student workshop number

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    • Join CEIP Untick the checkbox, under text
    • Password for the root user and the Admin User type VMware1!
      • Note: It is extremely important to set the password for both the root and the admin user

    UAG+4

    • Click Next, then click Finish

Power on Active Directory

  1. Go to Menu
  2. Go to VMs and Templates
  3. Expand SDDC-Datacenter, Workloads
  4. Power on the VM AD-100 or AD-200, depending on your student workshop number
  5. Launch the Web Console
  6. Sign in with username VDIONVMC\Administrator and password VMware1!

Power on Unified Access Gateway

  1. Power on the VM UAG-100 or UAG-200, depending on your student workshop numbe

Power on Horizon Connection Server

  1. Power on the VM CS-100 or CS-200, depending on your student workshop number
  2. Launch the Web Console
  3. Sign in with username VDIONVMC\Administrator and password VMware1!

Pause Here

Before continuing, please ensure that your lab partner is up to the same point. It is very important that the VPN between SDDCs is up, and Active Directory is deployed in both SDDCs. If these things are not in place, Desktop provisioning will fail during the next section of the lab.

Configure Horizon Environment

In order to create desktops in your SDDC, first we need to implement your Student SDDC vCenter into the existing Horizon infrastructure.

Once logged into the Horizon Connection Server, locate Horizon 7 Administrator Console shortcut, located on the Desktop screen of the Horizon Connection Server. Or open a browser and browse to https://192.168.100.11/admin or https://192.168.200.11/admin depending on your workshop sddc number.

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Double click to open the Administrator Console. That will launch into a browser window. You will see a certificate error warning, Acknowledge the warning and proceed to localhost.

Note: If you see a warning that Adobe Flash is not installed:

Click Not secure on the address bar, and set Flash to Allow, then reload the page

FlashWarning

Log into Horizon 7 Administrator Console.

User Name: Administrator Password VMware1!

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The next step of the Horizon configuration will be to add the vCenter server of your SDDC. To do that we need to make a note of the vCenter server IP address, user name and password. To obtain these, do the following.

  1. Go back to your VMware Cloud on AWS Console
  2. Click on your SDDC
  3. Click on the Support tab and make a note of the vCenter Public IP address

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Go back to the Web Console of the Horizon Connection Server. On the left hand side, go to View Configuration, then Servers.

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Under vCenter Server tab, click Add….

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In the popup window fill in the following:

  1. Server Address - fill in the Public vCenter IP address, which you noted down in the previous step
  2. User Name - cloudadmin@vmc.local
  3. Password - fill in the vCenter Password, which you noted down in previous section of the lab NOTE type the password in the description field because you can see it in clear text!! Compare it with the one you noted. We saw some Keyboard typos in previous workshops.
  4. Make sure that the VMware Cloud on AWS tick box is selected
  5. Click Next

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  6. An Invalid Certificate Detected popup box will open. Click on View Certificate. Then click Accept
  7. Select Do not use View Composer, then click Next
  8. VERY IMPORTANT Make sure the Reclaim VM disk space tick box is unchecked, then click Next
    • Note If the checkbox stays grey, the password is wrong.
  9. Click Finish

You have successfully added your vCenter Server.

The next step is to add Instant Clone Domain Admins

  1. Go to Instant Clone Domain Admins on the left hand side
  2. Click Add
  3. Fill in User Name and Password field
    • User Name - Administrator
    • Password - VMware1!
  4. Click OK

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Deploy Desktop Pool

Instant Clones requires a snapshot of the Golden Master Image. Therefore we need to create a snapshot of the Golden Master Image VM.

  1. Go back to the vSphere Client.
  2. Click on Hosts and Clusters
  3. Expand SDDC-Datacenter -> Cluster-1 -> Compute-ResourcePool
  4. Locate your Golden Master Image VM GM-W10
  5. Right-click, go to Snapshots, then Take Snapshot
  6. Name 1.0
  7. Click OK

Go back to the Horizon Connection Server Web Console. Your Horizon Connection Server Console should be still opened. If not please open it either via the shortcut on the desktop, or go to https://192.169.100.11/admin or https://192.168.200.11/admin, depending on your workshop sddc number.

  1. On the Horizon Connection Server admin console on the left side you can click on Catalog and then Desktop Pools
  2. Click Add, select Automated Desktop Pool, click Next
  3. Select Floating click Next
  4. Select Instant Clones click Next
  5. On ID - type Pool1 or Pool2, depending on your Student workshop ID
  6. On Display Name - Pool1 or Pool2, depending on your Student workshop ID
  7. Click Next
  8. Activate HTML Access, click Next

    Desktops-pool1

  9. Under Naming Pattern type -
    • desktops1{n:fixed=3} or
    • desktops2{n:fixed=3} depending on your Student Workshop ID
  10. Change Max number of machines - 2
  11. click Next
  12. Click Use VMware Virtual SAN, click Next
  13. Parent VM in vCenter: click Browse and select your GM-W10 image, click OK
  14. Snapshot: click Browse and select the previously created Snapshot, click OK
  15. VM folder location: click Browse - select Workloads, click OK
  16. Cluster: click Browse - select Cluster-1, click OK
  17. Resource Pool click Browse - Select Horizon-ResourcePool, click OK
  18. Datastore: click Browse - select WorkloadDatastore, click OK - warning message appears click OK
  19. Do not change Networks, Click Next
  20. Do not change Guest customization, Click Next
  21. Click Finish

The deployment of the desktops should start now. NOTE The deployment will fail the first time. Because this is a Single Node SDDC, you need to change the newly created Horizon vSAN policies to no redundancy

For that please switch to your vSphere Web Client Console

  1. Click Menu
  2. Click Policies and Profiles
  3. Left side click VM Storage Policies
  4. You will find 4 new Storage Policies that will have a random number at the end. All 4 needs to be changed: search for them in the storage profiles
    • OS_DISK_FLOATING_………….
    • PERSISTENT_DISK_…………..
    • REPLICA_DISK_……………..
    • VM_HOME_………………….

    In the screenshot you see 3 but you need to change all 4 Desktops-pool2

  5. Cick on each of the above and click Edit Settings
  6. Click Next
  7. Click Next
  8. Storage Policy: click on Failures to tolerate and click on No data redundancy , click Next, click Next and Finish Desktops-pool5
  9. Repeat these steps for 4 of the above mentionted storage policies!

Go back to your Horizon Connection Server Web Console:

  1. Click on Desktops Pools
  2. Double Click on your new created desktop pool
  3. Click Status
  4. Click Enable Provisioning Desktops-pool4
  5. Click OK

Entitle Users to the Pools, in order to be able to access the desktops later.

  1. Click on Entitlements
  2. Click Add Entitlment…, then click the Add button
  3. In Name/User name type Workshop, then Find. You will find two users
  4. Select both users and click OK Desktops-pool6
  5. Click OK

Go back to your vSphere Web Client and watch the the provisioning in the task list: It will take around 5-10 min to have the desktops available.

External Access

The next step will be to enable your Horizon environment to be accessed externally.

  1. Go to your VMC console
  2. Go to your SDDC
  3. Go to Networking and Security tab
  4. On the left site go to Public IPs
  5. Click on REQUEST NEW IP
  6. Notes - type Horizon
  7. Click Save External1

Now that we have a public IP we need to create a NAT rule to your UAG.

  1. Go to your VMC console
  2. Go to your SDDC
  3. Go to Networking and Security tab
  4. On the left site go to NAT
  5. Click ADD RULE
    • Name - Horizon
    • Service - delete All Traffic - type HTPPS / 443
    • Internal IP - type ip of your UAG 192.168.100.12 or 192.168.200.12 depending on your student workshop ID
  6. Click Save

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Note make a note of your Public IP Address, because it will be needed later on in the lab, for configuring the UAG and Horizon Connection server.

  1. Go to Horizon Connection Server Web Console
  2. Open File Explorer in your Horizon Server
  3. Open the locked.properties file under c:\Program Files\VMware\VMmware View\Server\sslgateway\conf\ with your Notepad External3
  4. Enter your Public IP into balancedHost= External4
  5. Save the file
  6. Close Notepad
  7. Restart your Horizon connection server - click on Start -> Shutdown or sign out -> Restart
  8. Wait for the server to come back

You need to login back into the Horizon Connection Server and open a browser

  1. Login to your Horizon Connection Server as Administrator and VMware1!
  2. Click on the shortcut icon for the Horizon Connection server or navigate to https://localhost/admin

    • Note it can take up to 5 min to have all services started to be able to browse to the webpage of the Horizon Connection Server
  3. Login to the Horizon 7 Connection Server Administation Console with Administrator and VMware1!
  4. On the left side go to View Configuration
    • Servers
    • Connection Server tab
    • Select your Connection Server
    • Click EDIT
  5. Disable the tunneling
    • Uncheck HTTP(S) Secure Tunnel
    • Click on Do not use Blast Secure Gateway External6
  6. Click OK

The next step is to configure your UAG. Go to your Horizon Connection Server.

  1. Open a browser
  2. Navigate to https://192.168.100.12:9443 or https://192.168.200.12:9443, depending on your student workshop ID
  3. Click Proceed on the security warning
  4. Click Go Back
  5. Login with admin and VMware1! , Click Login
  6. Click Select on the right side, underneath the Configure Manually heading
  7. Click Edge Service Settings Show
    • Click Settings sign next to horizon settings
    • Click Enable Horizon
    • Click Enable Blast
    • Click Enable Tunnel
  8. For Connection Server URL type https://hz-ws-cs100.vdionvmc.local:443 or https://hz-ws-cs200.vdionvmc.local:443, depending on your Student ID
  9. For Connection Server URL Thumbprint go back to the Connection Server tab / View Administrator and click on the certificate

    External

    External8

    • Go to Details Tab
    • Scroll down to Thumbprint
    • Copy the thumbprint you see
    • Switch to the UAG Tab / Console in the other browser tab
  10. In Connection Server URL Thumbprint write sha1=your copy of the thumbprint
  11. Blast External URL type https://your public IP:443
  12. Tunnel External URL type https://your public IP:443
  13. Click Save
  14. Verify your configuration
    • Click the Refresh Button
    • Click on the Horizon Settings chevron
    • Check that Tunnel, Blast, UDP Tunnel Server, Horizon Destination Server is green External9

Access your Desktop

  1. Open a browser on your local Machine / Laptop
  2. Navigate to https://your-public-ip
  3. Proceed on the security warnings
  4. Click VMware Horizon HTML Access on the right side.
  5. Sign in with Username: Workshop100 or Workshop200 and Password: VMware1!
  6. Click Start
  7. Restart your Desktop

Congratulations! You succesfully accessed your desktop from the Internet!

Expand Desktop Pool

The next step will be to expand the desktop pool we ceated previously in this lab.

  1. Go to your Horizon Connection Server
  2. Open the shortcut for the Horizon Connection Server configuration or go to https://localhost/admin
  3. Login with Administrator and VMware1!
  4. Go to Catalog -> Desktop Pools
  5. Right click on your previously created Desktop Pool and click Edit
    • Go to Provisioning Settings
    • Change Maximum Number of Machines to 20
    • Click OK

    DesktopPool

  6. Double click the Desktop Pool.
  7. Go to Inventory tab. Monitor progress of desktop creation.

Build Cloud Pod Architecture

The Cloud Pod Architecture feature links together multiple View Pods to provide a single large desktop brokering and management environment. When the Cloud Pod Architecture feature is enabled, you can join together multiple View Pods to form a single View implementation called a Pod Federation. A Pod Federation can span multiple sites and datacenters.

For configuring CPA you need to work together with your partner in this section because only one person can initialize the CPA, and the other needs to join the CPA. Please discuss within your team who will initialize and who will join the initialized CPA.

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When you decided who will initialize and who will be joining, proceed as follows:

To initiliaze the CPA:

  1. Go to your Horizon Connection Server
  2. Open the shortcut for the Horizon Connection Server configuration or go to https://localhost/admin
  3. Login with Administrator and VMware1!
  4. Go to View Configuration -> Cloud Pod Architecture
  5. Click Initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature
  6. Click OK
  7. Wait for the task to complete
  8. Click OK

To join the CPA:

  1. Go to your Horizon Connection Server
  2. Open the shortcut for the Horizon Connection Server configuration or go to https://localhost/admin
  3. Login with Administrator and VMware1!
  4. Go to View Configuration -> Cloud Pod Architecture
  5. Click Join the pod federation
  6. For Connection Server type the local IP-Address of your Partner, which is either 192.168.100.11 or 192.168.200.11
  7. Username - vdionvmc\Administrator
  8. Password - VMware1!
  9. Click Save
  10. Wait to join

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You now have successfully configured a CPA between SDDC1 and SDDC2. This could also be a SDDC running in two different regions - Frankfurt and Oregon for example.

The next step will be to create Global Entitlement rights to show some of the benefits of CPA. You need to decide which student will create the Global Entitlements policy.

This task can only be done by ONE person!

  1. Go to Catalog -> Global Entitlements
  2. Click Add
  3. Desktop Entitlement
  4. Click Next
  5. Name and Policy Section
    • Name Global Policy
    • Policies click Floating
    • Scope All Sites
    • Default Display Protocol VMware Blast
    • Allow users to choose protocol No
    • Enable HTML Access
    • Click Next
  6. Users and Groups
    • Click Add
    • Name/User Name - type workshop -> click Find
    • Select both users. Click OK
  7. Click Next
  8. Click Finish

We have a Global Policy created.

Following Horizon best practices we cannot have users in both Local and Global entitlements. Users can only have one or the other. Therefore the next step will be to delete the Local Pool entitlement.

The next steps need to be completed by BOTH students

  1. Go to Catalog -> Desktop Pools
  2. Right Click on your desktop pool. Remove Entitlement
  3. Select both users. Click OK
  4. In the pop up message click OK

Add the Desktop Pools to Global Entitlement

  1. Go to Catalog -> Global Entitlements
  2. Double click on your global entitlement.
  3. Click on Local Pools tab
  4. Click Add
  5. Select your pool and click Add

Now that we have the Global Entitlements set up, we can simulate a desktop pool failure by disabling one of the desktop pools.

Only one person can do this test at a time

  1. Open a browser on your local Machine / Laptop
  2. Navigate to https://your-public-ip
  3. Proceed on the security warnings
  4. Click VMware Horizon HTML Access on the right site.
  5. Sign in with Username: Workshop100 Workshop200 and Password: VMware1!
  6. Open Command Prompt and type hostname
  7. Make a note of your desktop name.
  8. Restart your desktop
  9. Go back to your Horizon Connection Server.
  10. Go to Catalog -> Desktop Pools
  11. Right Click on the desktop pool and Disable Desktop Pool
  12. Click OK
  13. Repeat steps 1 to 6.
  14. The host name should be a desktop from your partners pool, that resides on another SDDC.
  15. Repeat steps 9 and 10, instead of disabling, chose Enable Desktop Pool

Your Horizon Lab partner can repeat the same steps.

This is the end of the lab. Thank you for attending.

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