You can set up a hybrid cloud deployment for Horizon 7 if you have existing on-premises Horizon 7 infrastructure and need to expand capacity but don't wish to procure additional hardware. Extending Horizon 7 workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS enables you to use cloud capacity for Horizon 7 workloads, while managing on-premises and VMware Cloud deployments in a single federated space.
Create a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) instance on VMware Cloud on AWS. See the VMware Cloud on AWS documentation https://docs-staging.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-on-AWS/index.html.
Configure VPN and firewall rules to enable the Connection Server instance on VMware Cloud on AWS to communicate with the Connection Server instance on-premises. See, Connection and Firewall Configuration for Deploying Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS.
Prepare Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and choose to set up a one-way trust or a two-way trust. See, Preparing Active Directory for Horizon 7 Deployment on VMware Cloud on AWS
Set up the Horizon 7 environment on VMware Cloud on AWS. See, Horizon 7 Environments on VMware Cloud on AWS.
Set up the Horizon 7 environment on-premises. See, Horizon 7 Environments on VMware Cloud on AWS.
- On one Connection Server, initialize Cloud Pod Architecture and join the Connection Server to a pod federation. See, Link Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS with Horizon 7 on Premises For more information on how to set up Cloud Pod Architecture, see the Administering Cloud Pod Architecture in Horizon 7 document.
- For easy sharing of images and ISOs, you can use the vCenter Content Library on each vCenter Server.
- On each Connection Server, create a desktop pool of full virtual machines with CBRC disabled. For more information on how to create a desktop pool of full virtual machines, see the Setting Up Virtual Desktops in Horizon 7 document.
What to do next
Use Horizon Client to start a desktop configured with the VMware Blast, PCoIP, or RDP display protocol.