This topic provides the high-level steps that you must complete to start using the features in this product. Upon the completion of these steps, your environment will be set up and ready for the Horizon Image Management Service.

Note: Some of these high-level steps refer to more detailed instructions documented in the public information Horizon Cloud - Deployments and Onboarding Pods or Administration of Your Horizon Cloud Tenant Environment and Your Fleet of Onboarded Pods. Use the hypertext links provided in the high-level steps to open the HTML documentation pages containing detailed instructions.
  1. Familiarize yourself with the Horizon Image Management Service System Requirements and with the current known limitations and issues.

    Those pages contain key information such as which Horizon pod deployment models are currently supported for use with IMS and which required versions of the key software components.

  2. Connect your pod to Horizon Cloud to make it a cloud-connected pod.
  3. For Horizon pods, set up the participating vCenter Server instances for the service.
    1. Verify that the vCenter Server instances meet the prerequisites described in the system requirements.
    2. Configure the vCenter Server login credentials. See Cloud-Connected Horizon Pods - Configure the vCenter Server Instances for Use with Horizon Image Management Service.
  4. Import images into the image catalog.
  5. Publish the image versions. See Publish an Image Version.
  6. Create desktop assignments that use managed images from the image catalog.

After performing the preceding steps, the Horizon Image Management Service is now up and running in your environment.