You can deploy Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS by itself, or as a hybrid cloud deployment. A hybrid cloud deployment occurs when you deploy Horizon 7 on premises and on VMware Cloud on AWS.

For more information on installing Horizon 7 components, see the Horizon 7 Installation document.

Horizon 7 Environment on VMware Cloud on AWS

When you set up the Horizon 7 environment on VMware Cloud on AWS, you must install the following components:

  • Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, or KMS servers.

  • Optionally, install RDS license servers.

  • Horizon Connection Server or replica server version 7.5.

    • Use cloudadmin@vmc.local for the vCenter Server credentials.

    • For a single node cluster, modify the vSAN VM storage policy to "No data redundancy".

    • Do not enable View Storage Accelerator.

  • Horizon Agent

  • An Unified Access Gateway appliance connected to Connection Server is required only if your deployment supports remote users.

    • Use Unified Access Gateway version 3.3.

    • Only deploy a single NIC with the OVF Deploy wizard. For multiple NICs, use the PowerShell script to include the password and encode special characters in the .INI configuration file. For more information, see the Unified Access Gateway documentation at

    • Deploy the NICs to the Compute-ResourcePool, WorkloadDatastore, and Workloads folder.

    • Specify netmask0-2 for the NICs.

  • A load balancer if you are using two or more Connection Servers.

  • Optional, event database on Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Horizon 7 Environment on Premises

Optionally, if you want a hybrid cloud deployment, you can deploy an on-premises Horizon 7 environment. See the Horizon 7 Installation document on steps to set up an Horizon 7 environment.