Once Horizon FLEX virtual machines are deployed, you can manage them by performing different operations. You can view the inventory of deployed Horizon FLEX virtual machines in the Horizon FLEX Admin Console.

About this task

You can use the Search text box to filter the virtual machine list and the sortable column headings to find a specific virtual machine. Use the column heading drop-down menu to select the columns to view or hide.

When you select a virtual machine in the list, you can expand the Properties window at the bottom of the page to view general settings for the virtual machine and policies applied to the virtual machine.

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 Virtual Machines in the left navigation pane.

    The inventory of deployed Horizon FLEX virtual machines appears on the Virtual Machines page.

    If the policy field is blank, the virtual machine was created using Horizon FLEX 1.6 or earlier. The virtual machine may have a policy assigned to it and the policy continues to work. To create a new policy for the virtual machine, see Creating Policies and Entitlements.

  3. To manage a specific virtual machine, select the virtual machine in the list.

    Option

    Action

    Change Policy

    Select a virtual machine and click Change Policy to change the policies assigned to this virtual machine.

    Lockout

    Select a virtual machine and click Lockout to revoke user access to the specific virtual machine.

    Reactivate

    Select an archived or locked-out virtual machine and click Reactivate to reset the virtual machine.

    Wipe

    Select a virtual machine and click Wipe to delete it from the file system.

    Archive

    Select a virtual machine and click Archive to disable the virtual machine for use and keep an offline record of the virtual machine.

    Select the Display archived instances box at the bottom of the Virtual Machines page to view virtual machines that have been archived. You can click Reactivate to enable an archived virtual machine.

    Delete

    Select an archived or wiped virtual machine and click Delete. You cannot delete a virtual machine that has any other status than Archived or Wiped.

  4. To determine the actions that you can take for a virtual machine, view the virtual machine status in the Status column.

    Status

    Description

    Active

    The virtual machine is in use, has contacted the server, and has not expired.

    Inactive

    The Horizon FLEX Client that the user used to open the virtual machine has failed to contact the server for longer than the offline working policy period.

    Expired

    The expiration date has been reached and the virtual machine has been turned off.

    Pending Expired

    The server is waiting for confirmation from the Horizon FLEX Client that the virtual machine is expired.

    Locked Out

    An administrator has locked out the user of the virtual machine.

    Pending Lockout

    A lockout has been initiated. The status remains Pending until the Horizon FLEX Client verifies that the virtual machine has been locked out.

    Pending Reactivate

    The server is waiting for confirmation from the Horizon FLEX Client that the virtual machine is reactivated.

    Downloading

    The user is downloading the virtual machine.

    Download Cancelled

    The user has cancelled the download.

    Download Paused

    The user has paused the download.

    Domain Join Fail

    The virtual machine failed to join a domain. The most common reason why a virtual machine might fail to join a domain is that the object already exists in Active Directory. In this case, check the offline domain join log, which is maintained by the operating system, to determine how to solve the failure.

    Deleted by User

    The user has deleted the VM on the client.

    Wiped

    The virtual machine has been wiped by the administrator and removed from the user's system.

    Pending Wipe

    The server is waiting for confirmation from the Horizon FLEX Client that the virtual machine has been removed from the user's system.

    Archived

    The virtual machine has been archived.

    Note:

    You must select the Display archived instances check box to view archived virtual machines.

    Invalid Source VM

    The downloaded virtual machine is not from the same image entitled to the user.