You must deploy the Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure environment on a hyper-converged infrastructure before you begin setting up virtual desktops in Horizon Cloud and making them available to your end users.

  1. Install and configure the Horizon Air Link appliance on a hyper-converged infrastructure, as described in the Installation and Configuration information.

  2. Pair the Horizon Air Link appliance with Horizon Cloud and perform basic configuration, which creates your Horizon Cloud Node, as described in the Installation and Configuration information.

  3. Install and configure User Environment Manager to achieve persistence of user data, settings, and profile in the end users' virtual desktops, as described in the Installation and Configuration information and in the VMware App Volumes with Horizon Cloud Application Delivery Best Practices and Operations Procedures document at vmware.com.

  4. Perform a domain join and domain bind to join the Horizon Cloud Node to your Active Directory domain, as described in Register Your First Active Directory Domain with Your Horizon Cloud Node.

  5. Upload SSL certificates. See Upload Certificates for details.

  6. Create a master desktop image as described in Creating a Desktop Image.

  7. Create AppStacks as described in Creating Applications for Use in a Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure Environment.

  8. Convert the master to a desktop image in Horizon Cloud and create assignments using that image. See Creating Desktop Assignments.

  9. Add the AppStacks to the inventory and create assignments using them as described in Creating Assignments for Applications Using AppStacks.

  10. Configure persistence, as described in VMware App Volumes with Horizon Cloud Application Delivery Best Practices and Operations Procedures.

After the setup is complete, end users can launch desktops and their applications within those desktops.