You register file shares with the Horizon Cloud Node to bring the AppStacks and the OVA files of the master virtual machines (VMs) into your Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure environment. When the AppStacks and master VM OVAs are in the environment, you can begin using them for assignments to your end users.

File shares can be in the same domain as the Active Directory domain that is registered to the Horizon Cloud Node. They can also be part of a CIFS share. Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure must have read permissions on your file shares.

When you register the file share with the Horizon Cloud Node, any master VM OVAs and AppStacks that are already present on the file share are automatically brought into your Horizon Cloud Node system. When you save new master VM OVAs to the registered file share, they are brought into your system when the system next polls the file share. When you save new AppStacks to the registered file share, they are not automatically brought into the system. To bring in new AppStacks, log in to the Administration Console and use the Import button on the file share

The system uses the master VM OVAs to generate the desktop images for end-user virtual desktops. Each OVA is an exported master VM file that you use when creating desktop assignments in the Administration Console. See Export the Master Virtual Machine as an OVA File and Copy to Your File Share.

You create AppStacks using AppCapture. See Using AppCapture. AppStacks that are already present in the file share are imported when you register the file share with the Horizon Cloud Node. To import AppStacks that you store on the registered file share, see Import AppStacks.