Release date: June 6th 2019
Welcome to my VMware Horizon JMP series. This topic will cover the different aspects of planning before deploying VMware Horizon JMP. In my lab-environment the layout is as show below.
In planning before setting up JMP Server, I have to take in to account the following requirements:
- Virtual Hardware Requirements
- Supported server operating systems
- Database Requirements
- Supported Web Browsers
- Required Domain users and database logins
- Firewall ports
In order to use VMware Horizon JMP, an Enterprise license is required. See VMware’s pdf regarding this issue here: VMware Horizon Editions Compare Chart PDF
Virtual Hardware Requirements
VMware has published hardware requirements here: Hardware Requirements for JMP Server For this JMP-setup, I have created a word-document to ease the deployment process. I have attached this as PDF here: JMP-Server
Supported server operating systems
VMware has published OS requirements for Horizon JMP Server here: Supported Operating System for JMP Server As pr. VMware’s requirements MS Server 2016 are supported
JMP server will need a database. I will therefore need to create a database and a couple of logins. Before I prepare my database setup, I verify the database requirements from VMware here: Database Requirements for JMP Server
Supported Web Browsers
As the administration of workflow is done in a web browser, VMware has published what web browsers a supported, here: Supported Web Browser for JMP Integrated Workflow
Required Domain users and database logins
Before I can set up VMware JMP server, I will be creating the following domain users and SQL-logins.
The most important criteria for success with VMware Horizon JMP Server, as with all other Horizon components, is to open the necessary firewall ports. Luckily, VMware Tech Zone has published a very comprehensive guide to this here: Network Ports in VMware Horizon 7
I recommend anyone who is working with Horizon to use this guide when setting up Horizon environments. As for my VMware JMP Server I will have to verify that the following ports are open:
With all planning done, I can now proceed with preparations, posted here: VMware Horizon JMP – Prepare
Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.