Release date: January 4th 2019
Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I did the configuration-phase. The connection server is now installed and ready. We can now log into the Horizon Administrator and do some ground-work.
First thing I will take care of the licensing.Choose “Product Licensing and Usage”
Here I enter my NFR key which unlocks the functionality associated with my license
Next I will configure the Events DB that I setup during preparations here: VMware Horizon – Setup DB for EventsDB
I choose Event Configuration from the menu on the left
Click Edit and fill in the necessary information – OK (The Database user has to be a native sql-user, as domain service accounts aren’t supported as of yet!)
Next I will add my vCenter-server to the config, I choose Servers from the menu on the left.
I click Add, and fill in the necessary info
I will use the service-account I created during preparations.
The certificate from my vCenter is by default untrusted, I click “View Certificate” and Accept in the following window.
As I will be using Instant Clones in my LAB, I choose “Do not use View Composer”
I review the settings and click Finish
Finally I will configure the “Instant Clone Domain Admins”. The user that I´m going to use as Instant Clone Domain Admin needs the following permission in order to add computer accounts for the VDI´s in Active Directory:
- List Contents
- Read All Properties
- Write All Properties
- Read Permissions
- Reset Password
- Create Computer Objects
- Delete Computer Objects
I choose “Instant Clone Domain Admins” from the menu on the left
I choose “Add” and fill in the user I prepared for this use.
This completes my initial configuration of the Connection Server.
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