You configure policies to control whether USB devices can be used on virtual machines created from a Horizon FLEX image.

About this task

Important:

If the USB device controller is present in the source virtual machine, you can configure a policy to enable or disable this feature when users download an instance of the virtual machine. If this feature is disabled in the source virtual machine, you cannot override the virtual machine settings by enabling this feature in a policy.

Procedure

  1. Start the Horizon FLEX Admin Console.
    1. In a Web browser, enter https://WebManagerServer:port/rvm.
      • WebManagerServer is the DNS name or IP address of the host where the Mirage Web Manager is installed.

      • port is the port number with which the Horizon FLEX Admin Console can be accessed. When the Mirage Web Manager is installed, if you deploy the Horizon FLEX Admin Console and the Horizon FLEX Policy Server on different ports, port is the port number specified for the VMware Horizon FLEX Web Management option. Otherwise, port is the port number specified for the VMware Mirage Web Management option.

    2. Enter the user name and password of a domain account that has access to Mirage.
    3. Click Login.
  2. Click Policies in the left navigation pane.
  3. Click the New (+) button to create a policy, or select an existing policy and click Change Policy to modify it.
  4. Click the Device Control tab to add a new device policy.
  5. Select the Global Use of USB devices drop-down menu to set whether the policy will allow all USB devices or block all USB devices on the virtual machine.

    All the USB device classes are dimmed and cannot be changed. See Configure a Custom USB Device Policy for a Horizon FLEX Image to create a custom policy where specific USB device classes are allowed.

  6. Click OK to save the policy.

    The new or updated policy appears in the policy list.

What to do next

Entitle the Horizon FLEX virtual machine. See Entitle a Horizon FLEX Image.