Here, on-premises capacity means your VMware Horizon 7 deployments that you manually installed and configured in your on-premises infrastructure or in your VMware Cloud SDDC. You connect such Horizon 7 deployments to Horizon Cloud for two primary use cases: to activate a subscription license for your Horizon 7 deployment and to use cloud-hosted services with it. Activating the subscription license provides for leveraging those cloud-hosted services. Such services include features and workflows for your cloud-connected pods. Both use cases require use of the VMware Horizon 7 Cloud Connector, a component that connects your Horizon 7 deployment with the cloud-based management plane provided by Horizon Cloud. That connection provides both for pushing the subscription license to your Horizon 7 deployment and for enabling the cloud-hosted services.
Important: Your Horizon Cloud environment can consist of pods in Microsoft Azure and Horizon 7 pods on-premises and in VMware Cloud. As a result, all of those cloud-connected pods must have line of sight to the same set of Active Directory domains. If your environment already has pods in Microsoft Azure and you are connecting your first Horizon 7 pod, you must ensure the Horizon 7 pod will be able to have line of sight to the Active Directory domains that are already registered with your Horizon Cloud environment at the time you connect the Horizon 7 pod. See the Active Directory-related topics in the Horizon Cloud Administration Guide for more details.

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.