Your Microsoft Azure environment must have an existing virtual network before you can deploy the Horizon Cloud node into the environment. If you do not already have a virtual network in the region into which you are deploying, you must create the virtual network.

About this task

In the node deployment wizard, you will select the virtual network and specify the address spaces for subnets that the node will create in the virtual network:

  • Management subnet, for IP addresses used by the VMs involved in management activities of the node itself

  • Desktop subnet, for IP addresses used for the RDSH VMs on that subnet

    Important:

    The RDS images and every server in the node's RDS farms consume these IP addresses. Because this desktop subnet cannot be extended after the node is deployed, ensure you set this range large enough to accommodate the number of desktops you anticipate you will want this node to provide. For example, if you anticipate this node should provide over 1000 desktops in the future, ensure this range provides for more than that number of IP addresses.

  • DMZ subnet, for IP address used by the Unified Access Gateway VMs, which are deployed when the Internet Enabled Desktops option is selected in the deployment wizard

When you specify subnet address spaces that are already contained within the virtual network's existing address space, the deployer creates the new subnets in the virtual network. When you specify subnet address spaces that are different from the virtual network's existing ones, the deployer automatically updates the virtual network configuration to add those address spaces, and then it creates the new subnets in the virtual network.

Note:

If your existing virtual network is peered, its address space cannot be updated. If the virtual network is peered and you specify subnet address spaces that are not contained within the virtual network's existing address space, the wizard will display an error message and you will need to specify valid subnet address spaces to proceed, or use an unpeered virtual network.

Use the Microsoft Azure portal appropriate for your registered account. If you registered with Microsoft Azure Germany or Microsoft Azure China, log in to the portal using the appropriate URL.

Procedure

  1. From the Microsoft Azure portal's left navigation bar, click Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks menu item in the Microsoft Azure portal's main menu (Virtual networks) and then click Add.
    The Create virtual network screen appears.

    Create Virtual Network screen in the Microsoft Azure portal


  2. Provide the information for the required fields.

    You can either choose an existing resource group or have a new one created when the virtual network is created.

    For the Location field, select the same region into which you are planning to deploy the Horizon Cloud node.

  3. Click Create.

Results

The virtual network is created in your Microsoft Azure account.

What to do next

Configure the newly created virtual network with a working DNS service and connectivity to the Active Directory service you will use with your node. See the steps in Configure the Virtual Network's DNS Server.