You install the vRealize Operations for Horizon broker agent on one Horizon Connection Server host in each Horizon pod in your Horizon environment.

About this task

Important:

You cannot install the broker agent on a Horizon security server.

Prerequisites

  • Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon solution, add your license key, and create an instance of the Horizon adapter.

  • Verify that you downloaded the broker agent installation file.

  • Upgrade is not supported Broker Agent version 6.1 or earlier. Uninstall any Broker Agent version 6.1 or earlier from the target Horizon Connection Server.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Horizon Connection Server host where you plan to install the broker agent using a domain account that is part of the local administrators group.
  2. Copy the VMware-v4vbrokeragent-x86_64-6.3-buildnumber.exe file to a temporary folder on the Horizon Connection Server host.
  3. In the temporary folder, run the EXE file to start the broker agent setup wizard.
  4. Accept the EULA and click Next.
  5. (Optional) : Select the Launch the VMware vRealize Operations Horizon Broker Agent configuration utility check box to cause the Broker Agent Configuration wizard to open immediately after the broker agent is installed.

    The check box is selected by default.

  6. Click Install to begin the installation.
  7. When the installation finishes, click Finish to exit the broker agent setup wizard.

    The broker agent is installed in the same folder as Horizon Connection Server.

    Note:

    If vRealize Operations for Horizon broker agent 6.2/6.2.1 is installed, you can upgrade it to vRealize Operations for Horizon broker agent 6.3 by running VMware-v4vbrokeragent-x86_64-6.3-buildnumber.exe and by following the procedure mentioned above. During the Broker Agent upgrade process, vRealize Operations for Horizon broker agent 6.2 or earlier service is stopped, configuration is preserved, Broker agent is uninstalled, and the new version of Broker Agent is installed. When the configuration utility opens, enter the vRealize Operations IP and the pairing credentials on the first screen of the wizard. In case of upgrade, the Broker Agent service is not started automatically. Start the broker agent service on the Configure The Broker Agent Service screen of the wizard. Click Next and in the last page of the wizard click Finish. Subsequent screen contains the data populated from the previous installation. This includes details such as, Horizon Credentials and Events database configurations.

What to do next

Use the Broker Agent Configuration wizard to configure the broker agent. See Configure the vRealize Operations for Horizon Broker Agent.