The VNets that your Horizon Cloud pods are deployed into must have the ability to resolve both internal machine names and external names. During the pod deployment process, the deployer securely downloads the pod software into your Microsoft Azure environment from external addresses in the Horizon Cloud control plane. The ability to resolve internal virtual machine (VM) names is needed for the pod's Horizon Cloud Active Directory domain-join operations with the VMs that get deployed in your Microsoft Azure environment.
If you are going to use the feature to have the external gateway deployed into its own VNet separate from the pod's VNet, those VNets must be peered and you and your networking team must ensure that your peered VNets topology provides for that topology's DNS settings to meet the pod's key DNS requirements, as described in the previous paragraph. The Horizon Cloud documentation set is not covering details of such advanced VNet topologies that your networking team might have customized for your use.
In a Microsoft Azure subscription, internal network connectivity is not set up by default. For production environments, you or your networking team would typically configure the virtual network's DNS settings to point at a valid DNS server that can resolve external names as well as work in Microsoft Azure for your corporate machines. For example, you might want to deploy a Microsoft Windows Server 2016 virtual machine in that virtual network to act as the DNS server, and configure the virtual network's DNS setting to point to the IP address of that deployed DNS server.
For proof-of-concept environments, if your organization's privacy and security policies allow, you can configure the internal DNS to delegate to an external public DNS for external name resolution. Some organizations and ISPs provide public recursive name servers to use for such purposes, such as OpenDNS at 18.104.22.168 or Google Public DNS at 22.214.171.124. For a sample list of public recursive name servers, see the Wikipedia article Public recursive name server.
Ensure your Microsoft Azure region has the VNet topology that you plan to specify in the pod deployer wizard. See Configure the Required Virtual Network in Microsoft Azure.
Ensure that the DNS server settings that you or your networking team are going to configure for that VNet topology can reach and resolve the specific external names required for a successful pod deployment. For details, see DNS Requirements for a Horizon Cloud Pod in Microsoft Azure.
- From the Microsoft Azure portal's left navigation bar, click (Virtual networks) and then click the virtual network that you are going to use for your pod.
- Display the virtual network's DNS server settings by clicking DNS servers.
- Using the Custom option, add the address of the DNS server you want to use for name resolution and click Save.
What to do next
Ensure the pod deployer's access requirements for DNS, ports, and protocols are met from your VNet topology. See DNS Requirements for a Horizon Cloud Pod in Microsoft Azure and Ports and Protocols Requirements for a Horizon Cloud Pod at the September 2019 Release's Manifest or Later.