Activating Subscription Licenses and Enabling Cloud-Hosted Services for Horizon 7 Pods Using the VMware Horizon 7 Cloud Connector
The Horizon 7 Cloud Connector is a virtual appliance that bridges a Horizon 7 pod with Horizon Cloud. Horizon 7 Cloud Connector is required for using cloud-hosted services with your Horizon 7 pod including Horizon 7 subscription licenses, health status dashboard, and Horizon Help Desk Tool.
- Horizon 7 subscription licenses
Horizon 7 subscription licenses are available with the standalone Horizon 7 package and as part of the
Workspace ONE Enterprise bundle. The Horizon 7 subscription license provides the same product with more flexible deployment options. Horizon 7 subscription licenses enable Horizon 7 deployment in the data center, private cloud, and in VMware Cloud on AWS. When you have completed the steps using the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector to connect your pod to
Horizon Cloud, you can apply the subscription license using the Horizon Administration Console or the Horizon Console. For the steps to apply the subscription license after connecting your pod to Horizon Cloud, see
Horizon Console Administration in the
Horizon 7 documentation.
You must have an active My VMware account to purchase a Horizon 7 license from https://my.vmware.com. You then receive a subscription email with the link to download the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector as an OVA file.
When you deploy the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector virtual appliance from vSphere Web Client, you pair the Cloud Connector with the Connection Server of the pod you want to connect to Horizon Cloud to use subscription licenses or cloud-hosted services. As part of the pairing process, the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector virtual appliance connects the Connection Server to Horizon Cloud to manage the Horizon 7 subscription license and other services. With a Horizon 7 subscription license, you do not need to manually enter a Horizon 7 license key for the VMware Horizon 7 product activation. However, you do need to use the license keys to activate supporting components such as vSphere, App Volumes, and others.
- Cloud-hosted services for Horizon 7 pods
- When you have completed the steps using the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector to connect your pod to Horizon Cloud, in addition to applying a subscription license, you can leverage those cloud-hosted services, features, and workflows that are provided by Horizon Cloud and which are available to you according to that subscription license. Such services include features and workflows for your cloud-connected pods. For information about those cloud-hosted services, see Introduction to Horizon Cloud and Cloud-Connected Pods.