This Horizon Cloud Deployment Guide document describes the process of deploying your very first ever cloud-connected pod for your VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ environment. Use the topics in this guide when your environment has no pods at all, and your view of your environment is the initial one, as shown in the following screenshot. When you already have one cloud-connected pod, use the companion Horizon Cloud Administration Guide for information on deploying subsequent pods after your very first one.

Screenshot of the initial Getting Started page before any pods are connected to your Horizon Cloud environment.

If your first pod deployment is hosting a pod in Microsoft Azure, before starting the steps described in this document, see also the VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure Requirements Checklist. That document is available in PDF format, and it describes various prerequisite elements needed to have your first deployment into Microsoft Azure be successful.

If your first pod deployment is cloud-connecting an existing Horizon 7 pod, before starting the steps described in this document, see also the VMware Horizon 7 with VMware Horizon Cloud Service Requirements Checklist. That document is available in PDF format, and it describes various prerequisite elements needed to have your first deployment into VMware Cloud be successful.

When your very first pod is deployed into your Horizon Cloud environment, you must perform some initial getting-started tasks before you can leverage the full power of that pod or deploy additional pods. To read about those tasks, see the companion Horizon Cloud Administration Guide beginning with the topics Introduction to Horizon Cloud and Getting Started Using Your Horizon Cloud Environment in that guide.

Document Revision History

This document is updated with each release of the product or when necessary.

This table provides the update history.

Revision Description
17 SEP 2019 Initial version, when the described features were deployed live into production.

This document describes the latest service features.

  • For pods using Microsoft Azure capacity, the latest features correspond to pod manifest version 1600 and later

    For cloud-connected Horizon 7 pods, the latest features correspond to Horizon 7 components at version 7.10 and later, and Horizon 7 Cloud Connector at version 1.4 and later.

Intended Audience

The information in this document is intended for experienced data center administrators with knowledge in the following areas.

  • VMware Horizon
  • VMware Horizon® 7 Cloud Connector™
  • VMware Unified Access Gateway™
  • VMware Identity Manager™
  • Virtualization technology
  • Networking
  • VMware Cloud™ on AWS (VMware Cloud)
  • VMware Horizon® 7 on VMware Cloud™ on AWS
  • Microsoft Azure

About the Screenshots Used in This Document

The screenshots typically:

  • Show only that portion of the overall user interface screen that corresponds to the text at which point the screenshot appears, and not necessarily the full user interface.
  • Have blurred areas where appropriate to maintain data anonymity.
Note: Some screenshots are taken at a higher resolution than others, and might look grainy when the PDF is viewed at 100%. However, if you zoom to 200%, those images start to look clear and readable.

Horizon Cloud Community

Use the following communities to ask questions, explore answers given for questions asked by other users, and access links to useful information.

Contacting VMware Support

Contact VMware Support when you need help with your Horizon Cloud environment.

  • You can submit a support request to VMware Support online using your My VMware® account or by phone.
  • KB 2144012 Customer Support Guidelines provides details for getting support depending on the issue encountered.
  • In the Administration Console, clicking Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: This image shows the green circle help icon that you can use in the Administration Console. > Support, displays the link to that KB 2144012 also.

VMware Technical Publications Glossary

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, visit http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.