This documentation topic provides the history of substantive changes to Administration of Your Horizon Cloud Tenant Environment and Your Fleet of Onboarded Pods.

Note: Only substantive and significant changes made to the guide's topics starting from August 31, 2018 are provided. Details about revisions prior to that date are not available. Also, minor content revisions such as fixing typos, format changes such as turning lists into tables, and other such insignificant changes are not provided.

April 2022

Revision Description
26 APR 2022 Updates for the new features corresponding to the April 2022 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.
7 APR 2022 Revised the page that describes the user attributes needed in Workspace ONE Access console for the Universal Broker and Workspace ONE Access integration to make it clear that the attributes are case-sensitive.

March 2022

Revision Description
28 MAR 2022 Revised the page that introduces the Cloud Monitoring Service (CMS) to update and clarify some of the CMS requirements.
9 MAR 2022 Updates for the new features corresponding to the March 2022 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

February 2022

Revision Description
8 FEB 2022 Added an important note to provide guidance that to be supported for use in Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, all imported base images must be built from Windows-based VMs that are sourced from the Azure Marketplace. Even if you try an image obtained from other origins and the console does not prevent you from using it within the console's workflows, use of such images is unsupported.

The note is added to the following topics.

3 FEB 2022 Updates for the new features corresponding to the February 2022 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

November 30, 2021

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30 NOV 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the November 30, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

October 12, 2021

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12 OCT 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the October 12, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

September 7, 2021

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7 SEP 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the September 7, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

August 10, 2021

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10 AUG 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the August 10, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

July 27, 2021

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27 JUL 2021 Added the statement about the maximum number of unique Active Directory groups that can be assigned to the Horizon Cloud roles on the Roles & Permissions page. The updated topic is Assign Roles to Active Directory Groups that Control Which Areas of the Horizon Universal Console are Activated for Individuals in Those Groups After They Authenticate to Your Horizon Cloud Tenant Environment

July 15, 2021

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15 JUL 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the July 15, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

July 9, 2021

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9 JUL 2021 Updated the topic Enable High Availability on a Horizon Cloud Pod in Microsoft Azure with additional prerequisites and information about the service's activities during this workflow.

Also removed a known limitation from Known Limitations for App Volumes in Horizon Cloud, because the limitation does not exist.

June 29, 2021

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29 JUN 2021 Removed the content that was related to the feature for emails for pod infrastructure alerts, for reasons stated in the June 29, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

June 9, 2021

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9 JUN 2021 Updated the following topics to add information about the Europe-3 (Germany) regional control plane instance and to remove mention of the DNS names in the pattern query-prod*. Reachability to the query-prod* DNS names is not required.

Also, a correction is made to the DNS Requirements for a Horizon Cloud Pod in Microsoft and Related Service Features topic. The source subnet for the table row about the Cloud Management Service's DNS names in the pattern kinesis.* is the pod's management subnet. Previously, that table row listed the tenant subnet as the source subnet.

May 20, 2021

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20 MAY 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the May 20, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

April 14, 2021

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14 APR 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the April 14, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

March 30, 2021

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30 MAR 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the March 30, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

March 25, 2021

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25 MAR 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the March 25, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

March 9, 2021

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9 MAR 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the March 9, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

March 1, 2021

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1 MAR 2021 Updates related to the removal of the requirement that the domain join account must be in an Active Directory group that has the Super Administrator role. This requirement is only when your pod fleet has Horizon Cloud pods in Microsoft Azure that are running a manifest older than 1600.0. For additional details, see Service Accounts That Horizon Cloud Requires for Its Operations.

February 23, 2021

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23 FEB 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the February 23, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

January 7, 2021

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7 JAN 2021 Updates for the new features corresponding to the January 7, 2021 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

December 15, 2020

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15 DEC 2020 Updates for the new features corresponding to the December 15, 2020 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

December 9, 2020

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9 DEC 2020 Updates for the new features corresponding to the December 9, 2020 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

November 30, 2020

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30 NOV 2020 Updates for the new features corresponding to the November 30, 2020 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

November 24, 2020

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24 NOV 2020 Updates for the new features corresponding to the November 24, 2020 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

November 4, 2020

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4 NOV 2020 Updates for the new features corresponding to the November 4, 2020 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

October 8, 2020

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8 OCT 2020 Updates for the new features corresponding to the October 8, 2020 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes. Also the following updates:

Information added to the following topics to state that all manual desktop pools — managed or unmanaged — are not eligible to participate in multi-cloud assignments based on Horizon pods.

July 9, 2020 — October 7, 2020

Revision Description
15 SEP 2020 Information added to the following topics to state that manual desktop pools that are unmanaged are not eligible to participate in multi-cloud assignments based on Horizon pods.
8 SEP 2020 Updates made to align this guide with the September 9, 2020 new items listed in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes and information added to the following topics to respond to customer feedback.
2 SEP 2020 Updates made to align this guide with the September 1, 2020 new items listed in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes and information added to the following topics to respond to customer queries.
18 AUG 2020 Information added to the following topics to address documentation bugs:
10 AUG 2020 Various updates made:
9 JUL 2020 Updates for the new features corresponding to the July 9, 2020 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

March 17, 2020 — July 8, 2020

Revision Description
9 JUN 2020 Updates made to align this guide with the June 9, 2020 new items listed in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes. The regional names that appear in the Welcome email have been updated to use human-friendly names. The following doc topic is also updated to align with that change: DNS Requirements for a Horizon Cloud Pod in Microsoft and Related Service Features
27 MAY 2020 Updates made to align this guide with the May 27, 2020 new items listed in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.
12 MAY 2020 Updates made to align this guide with the May 12, 2020 service updates listed in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes. Also corrected entries in the table for agent-related ports and protocols requirements in doc topics Horizon Cloud Pod - Ports and Protocols Requirements and Deprecated - Manifests 1493.1 or Earlier - Horizon Cloud Pod - Ports and Protocols.
5 MAY 2020 Added topic About External and Forest Trust Support for Cloud-Connected Pods in Horizon Cloud.
28 APR 2020

Topics updated:

14 APR 2020

Topics updated:

  • Removed the notes that said the automated Import VM from Marketplace wizard could not be used when the pod is configured with a proxy. The previous limitations that prevented the wizard's use when the pod is configured with a proxy have been addressed.
  • Added a note that even though the pod deployment wizard will display a choice for the Azure Germany cloud environment, support for that choice is discontinued because Microsoft now has German regions in their set of standard global regions and has sunsetted use of their separate Azure Germany cloud environment. See VMware Knowledge Base article 77121.
  • Updated the supported client information for Universal Broker.
17 MAR 2020 Updates for the new features corresponding to the March 17, 2020 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

December 12, 2019 — March 16, 2020

Revision Description
24 FEB 2020 Updated to remove an out-of-date graphic from this introduction page, to remove descriptions of brokering based on Cloud Pod Architecture, and to add a description of the system's default retained appx packages to the doc topic Using the Remove Windows Store Apps Option When Using the Import Desktop Wizard.
13 JAN 2020 Updated for:
  • Information about the Horizon Universal Broker feature. This feature is now in Initial Availability for cloud-connected Horizon 7 pods. This feature is used with multi-cloud assignments. For the system requirements and detailed information, see the topic Introduction to VMware Horizon Service Universal Broker and all of its subtopics that pertain to multi-cloud assignments for cloud-connected Horizon pods.
  • Addition of prominent Attention and Remember notes to the Configure Automated Updates of the Horizon Cloud Connector Virtual Appliance to point out that you will only see the corresponding options in the user interface if and only if your Horizon Cloud tenant account is enabled with the relevant capability, and you must explicitly request enablement of that capability by contacting your VMware representative. By default, those options are deactivated for tenants unless you request access to that feature.
12 DEC 2019 Updates for the new features corresponding to the December 13, 2019 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

September 17, 2019 — December 11, 2019

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1 November 2019 Revised the topics about creating desktop images to accurately distinguish the steps required when the image is in a pod that has manifest version lower than 1600 from the steps required for pods of manifest 1600 and higher. See Creating Desktop Images and Your Horizon Cloud Pods in Microsoft Azure and its subtopics.
17 SEP 2019 Updates for the new features corresponding to the September 17, 2019 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

July 4, 2019 — September 16, 2019

Revision Description
29 JUL 2019 Updated doc topic Horizon Cloud Pods - Maintenance and Updates with specifics about the number of available cores required in your Microsoft subscription for stage one to be successful.
4 JUL 2019 Updates for the new features corresponding to the July 2019 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

March 21, 2019 — July 3, 2019

Revision Description
17 JUN 2019 The following topics and areas are updated.
21 MAR 2019 Updates for the new features corresponding to the March 2019 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

December 13, 2018 — March 20, 2019

Revision Description
29 JAN 2019 Added a new topic that gives an example of locating the NetBIOS name that the registering Active Directory domain workflow requires. See Locating the Information Required for the Horizon Cloud Register Active Directory Workflow's NETBIOS Name and DNS Domain Name Fields.
23 JAN 2019 Updated the VDI table row in topic Multiple-Monitor Support for Desktops and Remote Applications Provided By a Horizon Cloud Pod in Microsoft Azure to match the VDI assignment's model information that the Administration Console provides.
22 JAN 2019 Revised the description of the Assignment page's Recover action, in About the Assignments Menu in the Horizon Universal Console. Removed the task topic about recovering desktops in a VDI desktop assignment, because that task is not applicable to pods in Microsoft Azure.
13 DEC 2018 Updates for the new features corresponding to the December 2018 What's New in the Horizon Cloud Release Notes.

May 2018 — December 12, 2018

Revision Description
7 SEP 2018 Updated Manually Pair the Configured Virtual Machine with Horizon Cloud For Pods with Manifests Lower Than 1600 to correct the VMware, Inc. portion of the registry path.
5 SEP 2018 Updated Convert a Certificate File to the PEM Format Required for Pod Deployment to fix a broken link to the Unified Access Gateway documentation page.
31 AUG 2018

Topics updated: