After you have customized the imported VM to where it matches your business needs for the desktops and remote applications that you want provisioned to your end users, that VM is now your golden image. To turn that golden image into an assignable image, use the New Image workflow on the Image page of the Horizon Cloud Administration Console. An image must display the Published status on the Images page before the system can use it for assignments.
Verify that a configured image is available in the pod in which you want to create the assignable image.
Verify that the Imported VMs page indicates that the VM is powered on (green status) and its agent-related status is active, as illustrated in the following screenshot.
Verify you have the credentials of an enabled local administrator account in the image VM. The system uses the local administrator account in the image sealing process, which converts a golden image into the published state. Typically, the VM's only enabled local administrator account is the one that you named when you created the image VM, as described in Creating Desktop Images for a Horizon Cloud Pod in Microsoft Azure and its subtopics.
- In the console, click New. and then click
- Enter the required information.
Option Description Location Select the location associated with the pod where you have the configured image. This field filters the set of pods that will appear for selection in the Pod list. Pod Select the pod that has the configured image.Tip: If you do not see any pods to select, verify that the Location list is not displaying a location without pods. The Location field works on the Pod list to filter out pods that are not associated with the selected location. If you previously had a pod at a location and then deleted that pod or moved it to a different location, so that the displayed location no longer has any pods, the Pod list will display no entries. Because the locations are listed alphabetically, when the screen opens, it automatically selects the one that is first in the alphabet. If that location no longer has any pods associated with it, you must switch the location to a different entry. Desktop This field lists the VMs located on the selected pod that the system can convert to an assignable image. Select the one you want.
After you make a selection, information about the selected VM is displayed, such as its status.
Image Name This field is auto-populated with the image name associated with the Desktop selection. Company Name Type an identifying name. This name will appear in the virtual desktops that get created based on this image. The publishing process sets the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOwnerto this value. The name will appear in the About Windows dialog in those virtual desktops as the registered organization and owner.
Timezone Retain the default. Admin credentials for the desktop Enter the credentials for the local administrator account that is enabled in the image VM. Usually the only enabled local administrator account is the one that was named when the image VM was created.Note: The publishing process includes running the Microsoft Windows Sysprep process. When the VM has a Microsoft Windows server operating system, the Sysprep process will reset the built-in administrator account password to this password that you type here. This password reset is done to secure the built-in administrator account after the Sysprep process has completed. The built-in administrator password is reset to the password you type here whether you specify the built-in administrator account or another local administrator account in this step.
- Click Publish.
The publishing process takes several minutes to complete. The page displays the In Transition status during this process. You can use the refresh icon to see the latest status.
If you find you need to change something in a sealed VM's guest Windows operating system, use the steps in the following topics, as appropriate for the situation:
- To update a sealed image with an RDSH type of operating system, such as Microsoft Windows Server or Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session operating system, see Change Images Used for Farms in Horizon Cloud
- To update a sealed image with a Microsoft Windows client operating system, see Change Images Used for VDI Desktop Assignments
Images in Published status are not listed on the Imported VMs page. They are removed from the Imported VMs page when they reach Published state. At that point, those sealed VMs are available on the Images page.
If the publish operation fails, select New, enter the required information, and click Publish to publish the image.and locate the failed job. Correct the problem, then retry the publish operation by selecting the check box next to the image, clicking . Then click