The Horizon 7 Cloud Connector is a virtual appliance that connects a Connection Server in a pod with the VMware Cloud Service. The Horizon 7 Cloud Connector is required to use with Horizon 7 subscription licenses.

You must have an active My VMware account to purchase a Horizon 7 license from https://my.vmware.com. You then receive a subscription email with the link to download the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector as an OVA file.

When you deploy the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector virtual appliance from vSphere Web Client, you can pair it with a Connection Server in a pod. As part of the pairing process, the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector virtual appliance connects the Connection Server to the VMware Horizon Cloud Service to manage the subscription license. With a subscription license, you do not need to retrieve or manually enter a license key for the VMware Horizon 7 product activation.