This section serves as a checklist to make sure your platform has everything necessary for a successful deployment.

  • Required Files
    • Automation Appliances
      • Horizon Version Manager (HVM):

        Horizon-Version-Manager-21.1.0.0-17293456_OVF10.ova

      • Horizon Air Link (HAL)
        • Horizon DaaS: horizon-air-link-vcpp-21.1.0.0-17336825_OVF10.ova
        • Horizon Cloud Service on IBM Cloud: horizon-air-link-hcs-21.1.0.0-17336825_OVF10.ova
    • Appliance Template

      ApplianceTemplate_21_1_0_20201210-1.ova

      Note: If you want to change the default password on the template, perform the following steps:
      1. Deploy ApplianceTemplate_21_1_0_20201210-1.ova in vCenter.
      2. Power on the VM and change the appliance password to the password you want to use.
      3. Export and download to a new OVA file. Use this file for all future deployments.
    • Platform
      • av-manager-27.0.0-4837-airBAT.deb
      • dbmonitor_21.1.0.deb
      • dt-aux-21_1_0.deb
      • dt-platform-21_1_0.deb
      • latest_rev.txt
      • node-manifest.json
      • wem-service-diagnose-19.3.24.deb
      • xmp-27.0.0-2789-airBAT.deb
    • Agents
    • Utilities
      • WinSCP
      • 7zip or WinZip
  • vCenter Server and vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Requirements
    • Latest compatible versions of vCenter Server and vSphere. See the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.
    • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) set to off or manual
    • One or more vCenter Server appliances
      Note: To use a single vCenter Server configuration, you must set the allow.shared.hostmanager policy to true. You are prompted to do this at the end of each set of installation and upgrade steps.
    • Individual ESX Host mapping is not supported.
  • Networking
    • Front end/management network created and IPs designated to SP appliances.
    • BBLL (Backbone Link Local) network created and IPs designated to SP appliances.
    • IP ranges planned to accommodate your maximum appliance estimate.

      For example, if you plan on accommodating 200 total appliances, a /24 mask gives you a maximum of 254 usable IP addresses. Because you need approximately 400 IPs across 200 appliances (primary/standby), consider using a /23 mask instead.

    • One network type used across all appliances (Standard Switch VLAN, vDS VLAN, or VXLAN)
    • All required network visibility, routing, hardening, and so on, must be configured ahead of time.
    • The gateway used for the Service Provider network must have ICMP echo enabled. This is required for HVM deployment tasks.
  • Storage
    • Datastores provisioned and allocated for service providers and tenants
    • All platform files and templates available in a file share accessible to the service provider and tenant
  • Active Directory
    • Domain Controllers configured to Microsoft Best Practices
      • Domain Controller IP addresses and port requirements
      • NTP is properly configured and time sync is active and current.
      • Domain Controllers are on the same network.
    • Computer and User OUs, Admin Groups, User Groups, Computer/User GPOs
      • Permissions configured
      • Password never expires account option selected
      • Domain Bind account with adequate permissions
        • Full Distinguished Name
    • DNS
      • Hostnames, IPs, and open ports
      • Scavenging settings
      • Conditional Forwarding (for proper communication between service providers and data centers)
    • DHCP (static IP addressing- DHCP not required)
  • Service Provider Requirements
    • Horizon DaaS version

      Service provider must be running Horizon DaaS 9.0.0 or 9.0.1.

  • Tenant Requirements
    • Horizon DaaS version

      All tenants must be running Horizon DaaS 9.0.0 or 9.0.1.

      Note: All debian packages for the version you are running must be available in the service provider appliance's /data/repo folder.
    • Appliance Location in vCenter
      For upgrade, all appliances must be in the root folder of vCenter.
      Note: If appliances are not in the root folder, you might need to move them there.
    • Network
      • If you are using Instant Clone desktops, you cannot use VLANs. IC desktops require DVS port groups or VXLANs to function properly.
      • All virtual machines (appliances, utility servers, images, and so on) must be using VMXNET3 network adapters. E1000 network adapters are not supported.
    • VPN
      • Bandwidth requirements
      • PSK, endpoint IPs
    • UAG

      See information in the Tenant Installation Worksheet.

    • Active Directory
      • Domain Controller IP addresses, port requirements
      • Computer and User OUs, Admin Groups, User Groups, Computer/User GPOs created
        • VMware View, UEM, *.admx, and *.adml files downloaded
        • Import procedure
        • Service Accounts have Password never expires account option selected
      • Domain Join account with adequate permissions
        • Full Distinguished Name
      • Domain Bind account with adequate permissions
        • Full Distinguished Name
      • NTP properly configured and time sync active and current
        Note: Sysprep/Generalize cloned server images each time to avoid domain join issues.
    • DHCP Server
      • Defined Scopes, reservations, and so on
      • Lease time for scopes set at eight hours instead of the default eight days
    • DNS Server
      • Hostname, IPs
      • Proper DNS record scavenging configuration
    • File Server
      • General File sharing and permissions configured
      • HAI installer and Agent.tar file accessible on the file share
    • Images
      • VM hardware version up to date
      • VMware Tools up to date
      • Proper agent versions for this version of Horizon DaaS (Horizon Agent Integrated Agent, UEM, and so on)
      • Image optimized (see Optimize an Image)
    • Workspace ONE UEM
      • Workspace ONE UEM shares created and configured
      • Workspace ONE UEM installed and configured on the designated server
      • Workspace ONE UEM initial configuration complete
      • GPO configuration and linking to Computer OUs complete
  • Compute Resources
    • If you are upgrading an existing environment, confirm that each desktop manager is configured with only one compute resource. Multiple compute resources per desktop manager are not supported.
      Note: Any offline or deactivated tenant organizations must be deleted from the platform or reconfigured with a single compute pool.
    • No stand-alone ESXi hosts in the existing compute pools.
  • File Integrity Verification

    To ensure a successful, issue-free installation, verify that the core installation files have the correct checksum before you start. See Verify File Integrity.