You must run some vCloud Automation Center plug-in workflows and some Horizon configuration workflows before you can use vRealize Automation to create machines for desktop pools.

You must perform the following tasks before you can run the Configure vCAC Blueprint to Provision Machine to Pool workflow, the Self-Service Advanced Desktop Allocation workflow, or the Advanced Desktop Allocation workflow.

  1. Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator Configuration interface as an administrator and verify that the vRealize Automation (vCAC) plug-in is installed.

    If you are using an Orchestrator instance that is embedded in vRealize Automation, this plug-in is already installed.

  2. Log in to Orchestrator as an administrator and run the Add a vCAC Host workflow, located in the configuration folder at:

    vRealize Automation Version

    Filepath

    6.2.4

    vCloud Automation Center/Configuration

    7.2 and later

    vRealize Automation/Configuration

    You can use the default settings for all items, except that for Session mode, you must select Shared Session from the drop-down list. The Authentication user name and password are the credentials for the tenant administrator.

  3. Run the following workflow:

    vRealize Automation Version

    Action

    6.2.4

    Add the IaaS Host of a vCAC Host workflow, located in the vCloud Automation Center/Configuration folder.

    7.2 and later

    Add the IaaS Host of a vRA Host workflow, located in the vRealize Automation/Configuration folder.

    You can use the default settings for all items, except that for Session mode, you must select Shared Session from the drop-down list. The Authentication user name and password are local administrator credentials for logging in to the Windows operating system of that virtual machine.

  4. Run the Install vCO Customization workflow, located in the following folder:

    vRealize Automation Version

    Filepath

    6.2.4

    vCloud Automation Center/Infrastructure Administration/Extensibility/Installation folder

    7.2 and later

    vRealize Automation/Infrastructure Administration/Extensibility/Installation folder

    On the Stubs page of the wizard, set only the following items to Yes: WFStubMachineProvisioned and WFStubUnprovisionMachine.

  5. Add guest credentials by running the Add Guest Credentials workflow of the Horizon vRealize Orchestrator plug-in.

    This workflow is located in the Horizon/Configuration/Horizon Registration Configuration folder. The guest credentials are the user name and password for logging in as an administrator or domain administrator on the virtual machine.

  6. Run the Manage Delegated Administrator Configuration for Registration workflow, located in the Horizon/Configuration/Horizon Registration Configuration folder, to allow the delegated administrator to use the guest credentials and have access to the datacenter and virtual machine folders.

  7. Run the Manage Self Service Configuration for Registration workflow, located in the Horizon/Configuration/Horizon Registration Configuration folder, to allow end users to use the guest credentials and have access to the datacenter and virtual machine folders.