The cost calculation of VMware Aria Operations has been enhanced to include the end point objects of Horizon Management Pack and virtual hosts. Earlier, the cost calculation was based on the metrics collected for each end point object.

The cost calculation for the end point objects is now based on the following criteria:
  • Each Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Virtual Machine ( (VDI VM)) is counted as 0.25 Operating System Instance (OSI)
  • Each Remote Desktop Service Host (RDS Host) is counted as 0.25 Operating System Instance
  • One Operating System Instance for each Connection Server
  • Virtual Hosts (ESXi hosted on a VM) is not counted against license usage
  • VMs hosting the virtual hosts are counted against license usage

There are no VDI VM objects discovered by Horizon MP. VMware Aria Operations reports the number of VDI VMs in the bill. The number of VDI VMs appear under Virtual Machine node of the vCenter MP.

A new property Is Horizon Managed is introduced which is published by vCenter Adapter on VMs, Hosts and Clusters. VDI VMs are identified by this property (if the property is true for the VM, then the VM is considered as a VDI VM). If the property is true at VM level, then the same property is published for the cluster and all the hosts under that cluster, indicating that those hosts and clusters are Horizon Managed objects.
Note: VMs and Hosts are considered as Horizon Objects only when Horizon Management pack is installed. If Horizon Management pack is not installed the objects are considered as Non-Horizon Objects irrespective of the object properties published by vCenter Adapter.

How to Identify the Virtual Host

You can identify the virtual hosts by the following property.
  • Hardware |Vendor = "VMware, Inc"