For a remote run desktop and client virtual machines needs to be created. Desktop virtual machines will be used to automate applications while client virtual machines will simulate real users by initiating desktop sessions using VMware horizon client.

Setting Up Desktop Virtual Machines

We created a desktop parent VM using steps given here. We validated the setup by rebooting the VM and confirming that view Planner agent command Prompt was up after autologin and there was no error.

We used desktop parent VM to create a horizon pool of 144 VMs on desktop host. We created instant clones for our tests however full and linked clones are also supported.

Setting Up Client Virtual Machines

We created a client parent VM using steps given here. We validated the setup by rebooting the VM and confirming that view Planner agent command Prompt was up after autologin and there was no error.

Using client parent VM, we created 144 client VMs on client host by following steps Creating Clones Using View Planner. Alternatively, client VMs can also be created using VMware horizon or manual cloning.