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.

Before you install Horizon FLEX, verify the following:

  • All hardware and software requirements are met.

  • You have valid licenses for all components.

  • You have downloaded the Horizon FLEX component installers from the VMware Horizon FLEX product download page.

You install Horizon FLEX by performing these steps:

  1. Install the Mirage system.

    See Installing and Configuring Mirage Components for the Horizon FLEX Server.

  2. Set up certificates for the Horizon FLEX Server.

    See Setting up Certificates for the Horizon FLEX Server.

  3. Set up certificates for Horizon FLEX virtual machines.

    See Setting Up Certificates for Horizon FLEX Virtual Machines.

  4. Create a download folder for storing your Horizon FLEX virtual machine packages.

    See Create a Download Folder for Horizon FLEX Virtual Machine Packages.

  5. Add a virtual directory in IIS for your Horizon FLEX virtual machine download folder and edit the site bindings.

    See Configure the IIS SSL Server Certificate for the Horizon FLEX Server.

  6. Configure Horizon FLEX to synchronize entities in only a selected Active Directory organizational unit (OU).

    See Configure Active Directory Settings.

  7. Test the connection to the Horizon FLEX Admin Console.

    See Test the Horizon FLEX Admin Console Connection.

  8. Install a Horizon FLEX Client on each end-user host, or instruct end users to install a Horizon FLEX Client on their own computers.

    See Installing the Horizon FLEX Client for End Users.

  9. Create and deploy Horizon FLEX virtual machines.

    See Creating and Deploying Horizon FLEX Virtual Machines.