If your Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure environment is configured for HTML Access, users can access desktops and applications by pointing their browser to the fully qualified domain name that your organization has associated with the Horizon Cloud Node IP address.

About this task

These steps describe using a browser to launch a desktop provided by your Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure environment.

Note:

If integration with a VMware Identity Manager environment is configured and the User Account Configuration settings in the General Settings page are set to Yes, instead of this procedure, end users must access their desktops from Workspace ONE portal. See Enforce End-User Access Through VMware Identity Manager.

Prerequisites

From your organization's DNS information, obtain the fully qualified domain name that is associated with the IP address that this Horizon Cloud Node uses for desktops, such as desktops.mycorp.com. See the steps in Determine the Horizon Cloud Node IP Address for Use by Desktops for how to use the Administration Console to view the IP address that is assigned to this Horizon Cloud Node.

Note:

In previous releases, this IP address was called the tenant appliance IP. The Horizon Cloud Node virtual appliance has two IP addresses: one on the management network and one on the desktop network. Obtain the FQDN that is associated with the Horizon Cloud Node IP address that is from the desktop network.

Verify that you have the credentials for a user that has a desktop assignment.

Procedure

  1. Point a browser to a URL of the form https://<Node-FQDN>, where Node-FQDN is the fully qualified domain name that your organization has associated with the IP address for this Horizon Cloud Node.

    For example, if your company's DNS associates the node IP address with an FQDN of myDesktops.example.com, point the browser to https://myDesktops.example.com.

  2. Sign in using the credentials for a user that has a desktop assignment.

Results

Icons representing the user's assignments are displayed in the browser. The user can launch a desktop or application by clicking its icon.