VMware Horizon View – Connection Server Configuration

Welcome to my VMware Horizon View series, how I setup “View” in my LAB. 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 GUI 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 View Setup DB for EventsDB

I choose Event Configuration from the menu on the left



Click Edit and fill in the necessary information – OK





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.

I will soon update this with the setup of LetsEncrypt Certificate for my connection server.


VMware Horizon View planning, deployment etc.

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