You can configure the DaaS Agent by using DHCP or by editing the Monitor.ini file located in the DaaS Agent installation directory in the master virtual machine's Windows guest operating system.

Prerequisites

  • Find the IP address of the Horizon Cloud Node by navigating to Settings > Infrastructure in the Administration Console. The Infrastructure page reports the IP address. For additional information, see Determine the Horizon Cloud Node IP Address for Use by Desktops.

    Note:

    This IP address was formerly referred to as the tenant appliance IP address or tenant IP address. You might see the labels in the Administration Console reflecting that former name.

  • Install the DaaS Agent by following the steps in Install and Configure VMware Agents.

  • Download the DaaS SSL bootstrap. See Prepare for Building the Master Virtual Machine.

  • In the master VM's Windows guest operating system, open a command prompt as administrator, navigate to the DaaS Agent installation directory, and navigate to the service directory in that installation directory, such as:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware DaaS Agent\service
  • Confirm that you can access the Keytool.exe file from the Windows guest operating system.

    You can ensure that the Keytool.exe file is accessible by copying it to the Windows guest OS or accessing it through a network file share.

  • In the Windows guest operating system, run Keytool.exe using the DaaS SSL bootstrap file as an argument.

    Keytool.exe –f "absolute path for bootstrap file"

    When prompted, enter the encryption password that you set when you downloaded the DaaS SSL bootstrap file using the steps in Prepare for Building the Master Virtual Machine.

    The Keytool utility performs the bootstrap and moves the certificate to the cert folder.

Procedure

Configure the DaaS Agent using whichever method best suits your needs. However, DHCP is the recommended configuration option.

Option

Description

Use DHCP

  1. On your DHCP server, select Control Panel > Administrative Tools to open the DHCP configuration client.

  2. Right-click Server Options and select Configure Options.

  3. Locate the DHCP scope for the desktop network subnet.

  4. Right-click the scope and click Scope Options to configure the 074 option code for that scope only. Configuration is the same as for the entire DHCP server.

    If you defined limited addresses, you can confine the configuration of the options to a specific scope. Configuration is the same as for the entire DHCP server.

  5. Scroll down to the 074 option for Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and select the check box.

  6. Add the Horizon Cloud Node IP address that you obtained from the Infrastructure page.

Enter the Monitor.ini File

  1. In the Windows guest operating system, navigate to the directory that contains the MonitorAgent.ini file.

    • 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Vmware DaaS Agent\service

    • 32-bit: C:\Program Files\VMware\Vmware DaaS Agent\service

  2. Open the MonitorAgent.ini file for editing.

  3. In the [element] section, uncomment the standby_address and add the Horizon Cloud Node IP address that you obtained from the Infrastructure page.

    For example: standby_address=10.31.5.20

  4. Set auto discover to 0.

  5. Save and close the file.