vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon is similar to installing other vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins. Configuring the plug-in involves running various configuration workflows to connect to Horizon 7 components, and to configure roles and permissions.
Functional Prerequisites for vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon acts as a middleware between Horizon 7, vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Automation, and App Volumes Server. To install and use vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon, your system must meet certain functional prerequisites.
Install or Upgrade vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon Installing or upgrading vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Horizon involves downloading the latest installer file and using the vRealize Orchestrator Configuration UI to upload the plug-in file and install the plug-in.
Configure the Connection to a Horizon Pod You run the Add View Pod workflow to provide the appropriate credentials for all workflow operations that the Horizon Connection Server instance performs.
Configure the App Volumes Server Optionally run the App Volumes Configuration workflow to provide the appropriate credentials for all workflow operations that the VMware App Volumes™ Server instance performs.
Assigning Delegated Administrators to Desktop and Application Pools The administrator runs a workflow to delegate responsibilities to delegated administrators. If your setup does not already contain a user group that has the permission to register and update vCenter extensions, and the permission to run workflows in vRealize Orchestrator, you must first create such a group.
Configuration Tasks for Self-Service Workflows and Unmanaged Machines You must run some configuration workflows to enable self-service features and management of virtual machines that have not yet been added to a VMware Horizon pod.
Best Practices for Managing Workflow Permissions You can use vRealize Orchestrator to limit which personas can see and interact with the workflows. Ideally, only the administrator interacts with workflows in vRealize Orchestrator. Delegated administrators and end users interact with the workflows through the vSphere Web Client or through vRealize Automation.
Set a Policy for De-Provisioning Desktop Virtual Machines With the Add Pool Policy Configuration workflow, administrators can set safeguards for delegated administrators and end users regarding de-provisioning, or recycling, desktops. Administrators can choose whether to delete the virtual machine and can choose how to manage any associated persistent disks.