Horizon vRealize Orchestrator plug-in is similar to installing other vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins. Configuring the plug-in involves running various configuration workflows to connect to View components and to configure roles and permissions.
Horizon vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In Functional Prerequisites The Horizon vRealize Orchestrator plug-in acts as middleware between Horizon 6, vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Automation. To be able to install and use the Horizon vRealize Orchestrator plug-in, your system must meet certain functional prerequisites.
Install or Upgrade the Horizon vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In Installing or upgrading the plug-in involves downloading the latest installer file and using the vRealize Orchestrator Configuration UI to upload the plug-in file and install the plug-in.
Configure the Connection to a View Pod You run the Add View Pod workflow to provide the appropriate credentials for all workflow operations to be performed by the View Connection Server instance.
Add a Horizon Air Instance Administrators run the Add Horizon Air Instance in Configuration workflow to establish a connection to a Horizon Air instance. Administrators can then enable delegated administrators to add users to Horizon Air desktop pools or remove users. Administrators can also enable end users to use vRealize Automation to request or recycle a Horizon Air desktop.
Assigning Delegated Administrators to Desktop and Application Pools The administrator runs a workflow to delegate responsibilities to delegated administrators. If your setup does not already contain a user group that has permission to register and update vCenter extensions, as well as permission to execute workflows in Orchestrator, you must first create such a group.
Configuration Tasks for Self-Service Workflows and Unmanaged Machines You must run some configuration workflows to enable self-service features and management of virtual machines that have not yet been added to a View pod.
Best Practices for Managing Workflow Permissions You can use Orchestrator to limit which personas can see and interact with the workflows. Ideally, only the administrator interacts with workflows in vRealize Orchestrator. Delegated administrators and end users should interact with the workflows through the vSphere Web Client or through vRealize Automation.
Set a Policy for De-Provisioning Desktop Virtual Machines With the Add Pool Policy Configuration workflow, administrators can set safeguards for delegated administrators and end users regarding de-provisioning, or recycling, desktops. Administrators can choose whether to actually delete the virtual machine and can choose how to manage any associated persistent disks.