Before you can create any JMP assignments, you must configure the JMP settings using Horizon Console. You must provide credentials for the Active Directory domain that you use to assign desktop workspaces for users or group of users. You can optionally include the credentials information to use App Volumes AppStacks and User Environment Manager configuration share when creating JMP assignments.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the VMware Horizon JMP Server has been successfully installed and that you have its URL. See VMware Horizon JMP Server Installation and Setup Guide for more information.

  • Obtain the administrator account credentials for Horizon 7 version 7.5 or later that you plan to use with JMP Server.

  • Obtain the Active Directory credentials that must be used with the JMP Server.

  • If you are assigning applications to JMP assignments, ensure that you have the URL and administrator account credentials for the VMware App Volumes Manager instance to be used. If a load balancer manages your App Volumes Manager instances that you plan to use, obtain the URL for the load balancer and use it when configuring the App Volumes Manager information.

  • If you choose to use a VMware User Environment Manager configuration share, obtain its UNC path and the administrator account credentials required to access it.

Procedure

  1. In the Horizon Console, click Settings (JMP).
  2. Enter the JMP Server information.
    1. In the JMP Server tab, click Add JMP Server.
    2. Enter the JMP Server URL in the format of https://jmp.yourcompany.com.
    3. Click Save.

    The JMP Server URL is validated. If you receive the JMP Server is unreachable message, verify that you had entered the correct URL, that the JMP Server is configured correctly, and that the JMP Server is reachable.

  3. Enter the account information for the Horizon 7 Connection Server version 7.5 or later that you plan to use with JMP Server.
    1. Click the Horizon 7 tab.
    2. If not auto-filled, enter the Connection Server URL value. This URL is the same URL as the Horizon 7 Connection Server URL to which the Horizon Console is connected.
    3. Enter your Horizon 7 service account user name and password.
    4. In the Service Account Domain text box, enter a valid name to be used with the JMP assignments that you are creating and press Enter.
    5. Click Save.
  4. Enter the information for the Active Directory that you are going to use with the JMP assignments.
    1. Click the Active Directory tab.
    2. Click New.
    3. In the NETBIOS Name text box, select from the list of available NetBIOS domain names.

      The DNS Domain Name and Context text boxes are updated with default values.

    4. Verify that the default value that was added in the DNS Domain Name text box is the correct value to use. Optionally, enter another fully qualified Active Directory domain name. For example, mycompany.com.
    5. In the Protocol section, select the protocol used by your Active Directory.
    6. In the Bind Username and Bind Password text boxes, enter the credentials for the Bind Distinguished Name (DN) user account. For example, administrator.
    7. Modify the value in the Context text box, if you want to use a value different from the default.

      The value is used as the root for the Active Directory data search.

    8. (Optional) Click Advanced Properties and modify the default Port number value.

      The default Port value is based on the protocol you selected earlier. You can modify the Port value or leave the text box blank.

    9. In the Domain Controller text box, optionally enter one or more host names or IP addresses to use for handling the Active Directory traffic.

      For example, adserver.mycompany.com, 10.111.XXX.XXX. If the text box is left blank, the value in the DNS Domain Name text box is used.

    10. Click Save.
  5. If you plan to use App Volumes AppStacks when creating JMP assignments, configure the App Volumes Manager that you plan to use.
    1. Click the App Volumes tab.
    2. Click New.
    3. In the Name text box, enter a name to assign to the App Volumes instance. If you leave the text box blank, the value you enter in the App Volumes Server URL text box is used.
    4. Enter a valid URL for the App Volumes Manager that you want the JMP Server pod to be associated.
      Important:

      If a load balancer manages the App Volumes Manager that you plan to use, enter the URL for that load balancer.

    5. Enter the App Volumes Manager or load balancer administrator account credentials that your JMP Server can use to access your App Volumes Manager.
    6. Enter the domain name for the App Volumes Manager service account that is to be used for the JMP assignments.
    7. (Optional) If you are registering more than one App Volumes Manager, use the toggle button to indicate if the App Volumes Manager you are adding is the default server to use when creating JMP assignments. You can change the instance you want to use at the time a JMP assignment is being created.
    8. Click Save.
  6. If you are going to use a User Environment Manager configuration share when you create JMP assignments, add the information for it to the JMP settings.
    1. Click the UEM tab.
    2. Click New.
    3. Enter a value in the File Share UNC Path text box in the format of \\fileserver-name\UEM-configuration-share-pathname. For example, \\FileServer\UEMConfig.
      Important:

      Do not include General in the file share UNC path that you enter.

    4. Enter the User Environment Manager administrator account credentials to be used to connect to the User Environment Manager configuration share.
    5. Select from the Active Directory list the domain name to be used with the User Environment Manager configuration share.
      Note:

      An Active Directory can be associated with only one User Environment Manager configuration share.

    6. Click Save.

What to do next

After successfully configuring the initial JMP settings, you can now create JMP assignments. See Creating a JMP Assignment for more information.