This documentation page describes configuring the vCenter Server instances to participate with the IMS image catalog for a first-gen Horizon Cloud tenant with Horizon pods in its pod fleet.

You must first establish authentication trust between all the vCenter Server instances that contain managed images that you want to use with IMS in your first-gen Horizon Cloud environment. Then you must set up your vCenter Server credentials in the first-gen Horizon Universal Console.

In this procedure, you first establish authentication trust between all of the participating vCenter Server instances. Then you use the Horizon Universal Console Setup vCenter Credentials wizard to specify the user login information that IMS will use for those vCenter Server instances.

Configuring this login information ensures that IMS has access to the images resident on those vCenter Server instances.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Establish authentication trust between the vCenter Server instances by adding each vCenter Server instance's trusted root CA certificates to the other vCenter Server instances.
    Note: For the specific UI steps to download the vCenter Server instance's trusted root CA certificates using vSphere Client, refer to the vSphere documentation.

    For each vCenter Server instance:

    1. Use an appropriate client to access the first vCenter Server instance you want to configure.
    2. Download that vCenter Server instance's trusted root CA certificates folder to your local system. The downloaded folder contains the CRT certificate file required to set up the trust.
    3. Then access the next vCenter Server instance.
    4. Navigate to the Certificate Management area for that instance and add the CRT certificate file that you downloaded from the first instance.
    5. Repeat the steps for each vCenter Server instance that you want to configure for Horizon Image Management Service.
  2. Then use the Horizon Universal Console Setup vCenter Credentials wizard to complete the configuration.
    1. In the Horizon Universal Console, click Inventory > Images - Multi-Pod.
      • If you have not set up the Horizon Image Management Service yet, the welcome screen appears, prompting you to configure your vCenter Server credentials.
      • If you have already set up the Horizon Image Management Service, the main Multi-Pod Images page appears. You can use the menu selection on this page to edit the credentials for an already configured vCenter Server instance, if these credentials have changed.
    2. Follow the on-screen prompts.

      Depending on what the UI displays from step 2.a, click Setup vCenter Credentials on the welcome screen or select vCenter > Setup Credentials on the main Multi-Pod Images page.

      The Setup vCenter Credentials wizard appears, displaying a list of all the vCenter Server instances associated with your cloud-connected pods.


      Setup vCenter Credentials wizard

      When you have multiple vCenter Server instances that all use the same login credentials, you can enable the Use same credentials for all vCenters toggle. When you enable this toggle and enter the credentials for one vCenter Server, the same credentials are applied to the other vCenter Server instances.

    3. Follow the UI of the Setup vCenter Credentials wizard. For each vCenter Server displayed in the list, enter the user name and password for the administrator account on the vCenter Server.
    4. Then click Next.
    5. On the wizard's Summary page, verify that the correct credentials are displayed for the vCenter Server. Then click Finish to complete the configuration.