The Horizon 7 pod on premises and the Horizon 7 pod on VMware Cloud on AWS can be managed separately. However, if you want to manage the deployments as a hybrid cloud, you must use Cloud Pod Architecture to link the pod on premises with the pod on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Prerequisites

  • Deploy Horizon 7 version 7.0 or later on an on-premises environment and on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Procedure

  1. Use Cloud Pod Architecture to connect the Horizon 7 pod on premises with the Horizon 7 pod on VMware Cloud on AWS. For more information on how to use and configure Cloud Pod Architecture, see the Administering Cloud Pod Architecture in Horizon 7 document.
    Note:

    The Horizon 7 version deployed on premises and the Horizon 7 version deployed on VMware Cloud on AWS do not have to be the same.

  2. Configure ports and firewall rules.
  3. Optionally, when you use Cloud Pod Architecture, you can deploy a global load balancer between the two pods.
  4. Optionally, you can deploy any number of Horizon 7 pods on premises and link them with any number of Horizon 7 pods on VMware Cloud on AWS. The maximum number of pods must conform to the limits set for pods in Cloud Pod Architecture. See, the VMware Knowledge Base (KB) article, "VMware Horizon 7 Sizing Limits and Recommendations" https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2150348.