Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I setup an RDS Farm based on the MS 2016 RDS Server template, which I created earlier. This farm wil in my later sessions be used to create both a Desktop and an Application Pool.
In Horizon Administrator, select Farms from the menu on the left
I will in this session create an Automated Farm, Next
This farm will consist of Instant Clones, Next
I give the farm an appropriate ID and description, adjust Farm Settings, Next
I fill in vm naming pattern and number of machines, Next
I add my vCenter settings….
First I will choose my parent vm, 2016RD4VDI, OK
I select the snapshot I made during template creation earlier, OK
I choose the View-RD-Servers folder in vSphere, OK
After the Farm and vm’s are created, Horizon will create a folder under View-RD-Servers with the same name as the Pool-ID
Next i choose my FreLab Cluster to run my vm’s on, OK
I only have one Resource Pool, OK
This farm will be stored on my VMFS1-Datastore, OK
When I have made all my decisions about vCenter and Resource settings, Next
Next I will browse my MS Active Directory and select the correct OU for placing the computer accounts
I select the correct OU for my RDS-Server’s computer-accounts, OK
When the Farm has deployed the RDS-server’s, it automatically creates the computer-account in the correct OU
I will Allow reuse of pre-existing computer accounts, Next
I click finish to deploy the new RDS-Farm
I can now see my new RDS Farm is being published in Horizon
Once the farm is created and published, I can move forward and deploy desktop or applications pools from this RDS Farm:
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.