If you deployed Horizon Cloud Connector 1.8 or 1.9 and selected the Basic Feature profile in the deployment wizard, only the Horizon subscription license service is activated. To activate additional cloud-based services that the Horizon Cloud Connector provides, follow the steps described in this article. You run the commands using a Secure Shell session on the Horizon Cloud Connector appliance.

When a Horizon Cloud Connector 1.8 or 1.9 appliance is deployed with the Basic Feature profile selected, the following components are deactivated by default in the deployed appliance. You can use this procedure's steps to manually activate one or more of these components. Each component supports the use of a specific cloud-plane service.

Connection Server Monitoring Service (CSMS)
This component supports the use of the Cloud Monitoring Service (CMS) with a Horizon pod. When you want the ability to use CMS when the Horizon Cloud Connector was deployed with the Basic Feature profile, you must use the steps below to activate this component. The CMS is described in the pages at Introducing the Cloud Monitoring Service's Unified Visibility and Insights.
Cloud Broker Client Service (CBCS)
This component supports the use of Universal Broker with a Horizon pod. You must activate this component if you want to use Universal Broker and configure multi-cloud assignments based on resources in your Horizon pod. The Universal Broker is described in the pages at System Architecture and Components of Universal Broker.
Image Locality Service (ILS)
This component supports the use of the Horizon Image Management Service with a Horizon pod. If you want to use the Horizon Image Management Service to track and manage system images from your Horizon pod, you must activate this Image Locality Service. The Horizon Image Management Service is described in the pages at Managing Horizon Images from the Cloud.
Important: Observe the following guidelines:
  • Use these steps only to activate services if you deployed Horizon Cloud Connector 1.8 or 1.9 and selected the Basic Feature profile during the appliance deployment.
  • Do not perform these manual activation steps for any other versions of Horizon Cloud Connector. These steps do not apply to any other version.
  • Do not perform these manual activation steps if you deployed version 1.8 or 1.9 with the Full Feature profile. In that scenario, the cloud-management services supported for use with Horizon pods are already activated and running by default.
  • Once you have activated a service, do not attempt to deactivate it manually. Deactivating a service can produce unexpected results.
  • If you decide to keep the CSMS service inactive in the Horizon Cloud Connector, to prevent sync failed messages from occurring, you should toggle off the CMS in your tenant account before you complete the pairing of the pod. See How to Prevent the Sync Failed Message.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the deployed Horizon Cloud Connector 1.8 or 1.9 appliance and configure the resource capacity required by the additional services that you want to activate.
    Additional Service to Activate Minimum Resources
    Connection Server Monitoring Service (CSMS) Total of 7 vCPUs, 8 GB memory (RAM), 40 GB datastore
    Cloud Broker Client Service (CBCS) Total of 6 vCPUs, 8 GB memory (RAM), 40 GB datastore
    Image Locality Service (ILS) Total of 6 vCPUs, 7.5 GB memory (RAM), 40 GB datastore
    Two or more Total of 8 vCPUs, 8 GB memory (RAM), 40 GB datastore
  2. Activate and start each service that you want to use.
    1. Open a Secure Shell (SSH) session on the Horizon Cloud Connector appliance, and log in as the root user.
    2. Run the commands corresponding to each service that you want to activate.
      Service Commands
      Connection Server Monitoring Service (required for the Cloud Monitoring Service)
      systemctl enable csms
      systemctl restart csms
      Cloud Broker Client Service
      systemctl enable cbcs
      systemctl restart cbcs
      Image Locality Service
      systemctl enable ils
      systemctl restart ils

What to do next

If you activated the Connection Server Monitoring Service (CSMS), you must also prompt your tenant's Cloud Monitoring Service setting to synchronize the service to receive the monitoring data that the CSMS sends to it:

  1. In your browser, log in to the Horizon Universal Console at cloud.horizon.vmware.com using your tenant login credentials, navigate to the Getting Started page, expand the page's General Setup section, and in the Cloud Monitoring Service row, click Edit.
  2. Depending on the current state of the Cloud Monitoring Service toggle, perform one of the following steps:

    If you see that the toggle is switched off, switch it on.

    If you see that toggle is already switched on, first switch off the toggle and wait a few minutes. Then switch the toggle back on. This combination prompts the service to begin receiving the data from the newly activated CSMS.