This topic summarizes the high-level procedures that you must complete to set up multi-cloud assignments brokered by Universal Broker.

High-Level Steps for Configuring Multi-Cloud Assignments Provisioned by Horizon Pods

To set up multi-cloud assignments of resources from Horizon pods (based on Horizon Connection Server technology), complete the following high-level procedures.

  1. Verify that the system components in your Horizon pod environment meet the necessary System Requirements for Universal Broker.
  2. Onboard the participating Horizon pods to Horizon Cloud using the most recent version of Horizon Cloud Connector. See Onboarding a Horizon Pod to Horizon Cloud Control Plane.
  3. For each participating pod, prepare the necessary system components for working with Universal Broker.
    1. Horizon Pods - Install the Universal Broker Plugin on the Connection Server. You must install the plugin on every Connection Server instance within the pod.
    2. Horizon Pods - Configure Unified Access Gateway for Use with Universal Broker. You must configure every Unified Access Gateway instance within the pod. If you want to use two-factor authentication for Universal Broker, you must configure the same authentication settings for every Unified Access Gateway instance across all participating pods.
  4. Select Universal Broker as the connection broker for Horizon pods in your Horizon Cloud tenant. See Select a Connection Broker for End-User Assignments.
  5. Configure the Universal Broker settings. See Configure the Universal Broker Settings.
  6. Enable each participating pod for multi-cloud assignments, as described in Use the Horizon Universal Console to Change a Cloud-Connected Horizon Pod to Managed State.
  7. Define the site configuration and home site associations for your Horizon Cloud tenant. See Configuring Sites for Universal Broker and Configuring Home Sites for Universal Broker.
  8. Within the participating pods, configure desktop pools with the mandatory settings required by Universal Broker. See Horizon Pods - Prepare an Existing Desktop Pool for Use in a Multi-Cloud Assignment and Horizon Pods - Create a New Desktop Pool for Multi-Cloud Assignments.
  9. Configure the multi-cloud assignments. See Horizon Pods - Create a Multi-Cloud Assignment of VDI Desktops.

High-Level Steps for Configuring Multi-Cloud Assignments Provisioned by Horizon Cloud Pods in Microsoft Azure

To set up multi-cloud assignments of resources from Horizon Cloud pods, complete the following high-level procedures.

  1. Verify that the Horizon Cloud pods are running pod manifest 2298.0 or later.
    Note: Universal Broker is only supported if all the tenant's Horizon Cloud pods are running pod manifest 2298.0 or later. The pod manifest 2298.0 debuted with the service's July 2020 release.
  2. Verify that the system components in your pod meet the necessary System Requirements for Universal Broker.
  3. Select Universal Broker as the tenant-wide connection broker for Horizon Cloud pods. See Select a Connection Broker for End-User Assignments.
  4. Configure the Universal Broker settings. See Configure the Universal Broker Settings.
  5. Define the site configuration and home site associations for your Horizon Cloud tenant. See Configuring Sites for Universal Broker and Configuring Home Sites for Universal Broker.
  6. Configure the multi-cloud assignments. See Horizon Cloud Pods in Microsoft Azure - Create a VDI Multi-Cloud Assignment in Your Horizon Cloud Tenant Environment.