Horizon FLEX installation involves installing the Horizon FLEX server and client components, creating folders to store Horizon FLEX virtual machines, preparing Active Directory, setting up certificates, and creating and deploying Horizon FLEX virtual machines.
Horizon FLEX Installation Overview Horizon FLEX is a combination of VMware components, including Mirage, Fusion Pro, and Workstation Player. The Horizon FLEX installation involves installing each of these components and performing additional Horizon FLEX-specific tasks. For a successful Horizon FLEX deployment, you must understand the sequence of required tasks.
Installing and Configuring Mirage Components for the Horizon FLEX Server The first Horizon FLEX installation step is to install and configure the Mirage system.
Create a Download Folder for Horizon FLEX Virtual Machine Packages During the Horizon FLEX virtual machine deployment process, you compress your source virtual machine packages into TAR ( .tar) format so that end users can easily download their Horizon FLEX virtual machines. You must create a download folder for storing these TAR files.
Configure Active Directory Settings When you entitle a Horizon FLEX virtual machine, you add users and groups from your existing Active Directory infrastructure to the entitlement. By default, Horizon FLEX synchronizes your entire Active Directory infrastructure with the Horizon FLEX database. You can optionally configure Horizon FLEX to synchronize only a specific organization unit (OU).
Test the Horizon FLEX Admin Console Connection You can verify your Horizon FLEX deployment by testing the Horizon FLEX Admin Console connection.
Installing the Horizon FLEX Client for End Users End users must have the Horizon FLEX Client software installed on their local computers before they can download the Horizon FLEX virtual machines. Supported clients included in the Horizon FLEX package are Fusion Pro for macOS and Mac OS X machines and Workstation Player for Windows machines.