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VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In 1.5 for Horizon 7 Release Notes

Released 13 November 2018

These release notes include the following topics:

Key Features of the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for Horizon 7

The VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon 7 allows interaction between VMware vRealize Orchestrator and VMware Horizon 7. The plug-in contains a set of standard workflows that accomplish basic goals that are ordinarily performed in Horizon Administrator or other Horizon 7 interfaces.

You can use this plug-in to expand the settings and methods for provisioning remote desktops and applications.

  • Self-service - For end user enablement, the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon integrates with VMware vRealize Automation to provide self-service access to applications and desktops. The plug-in workflows can be integrated with the request and approval processes that are built into the vRealize Automation service catalog.
  • Automation - Automating and distributing tasks for delegated administration reduces the need for email correspondence and exception handling. The requests are routed into processes that are pre-defined and only flagged for approval if justification is needed.

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What's New in This Release

This release of the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon includes the following new features:

  • Support for VMware  vRealize Automation 7.4 and 7.5 releases.
  • Support for VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.4 and 7.5 releases.
  • Support for VMware Horizon 7 versions 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6 releases.

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Before You Begin

Installing the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon is similar to installing other vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins. Configuring the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon involves running various configuration workflows to connect to VMware Horizon 7 components and to configure roles and permissions. For instructions, see  the "Using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon" document.

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Internationalization

The vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon user interface and product documentation are available in Japanese, French, German, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.

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Compatibility Notes

Version 1.5 of vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon requires the following VMware products:

  • VMware Horizon 7 versions 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6.
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.4 and 7,5
  • VMware vRealize Automation 7.4 and 7.5
  • VMware vSphere 6.0 or later

Note: vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in 1.5 for Horizon 7 does not support Horizon Air.

For more information about functional prerequisites, see the " Using VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for Horizon 7" document.

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Known Issues

  • When running the Add Delegated Administrator Configuration workflow, if you add a user name for a delegated administrator and the user name contains any special characters, the workflow will report success, but the delegated administrator configuration will not be added for that user.
  • The Register Machines to Pool workflow registers any of the DNS names that are provided without performing any kind of validation. The administrator must manually push the returned registry token to the registered machine.
  • In the Application Entitlement workflow, if you accidentally supply a desktop pool ID rather than an application pool ID, the workflow runs and does not display an error message. This issue occurs regardless of whether you manually supply the pool ID or whether you bind the workflow to a desktop pool ID.
  • When duplicating a pool with the Duplicate a Pool workflow, the underscore ‘_’ is not supported in pool naming pattern for  Horizon 7 version 7.1. However, this is supported in Horizon 7 version 7.0.3 and earlier versions.