You must associate Horizon objects with your vRealize Operations for Horizon license key by editing license groups in vRealize Operations Manager.

About this task

A license group is a way to gather certain objects, called license group members, under a particular license key. By default, the objects are categorized as follows:

Horizon License Group

  • Include view pods, desktop VMs, all hosts, clusters, datastores, and data centers (if any) used by Horizon.

  • Exclude all objects except above. For example, vSphere VMs, hosts, clusters, datastores, and data centers.

Product License Group

  • Include all vSphere VMs, hosts, clusters, datastores, and data centers.

  • Exclude all objects that are included in the Horizon License group.

Each license group includes membership criteria that you can use to filter the objects that are members of the license group. By editing the membership criteria for the vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Operations for Horizon license groups, you can specify that certain objects are covered only under your vRealize Operations for Horizon license key.

Note:

The license usage is always 0 when the horizon key is for the Named User license type.

Prerequisites

Add your vRealize Operations for Horizon license key. See Adding a vRealize Operations for Horizon License Key.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.
  2. In the left pane, select Administration > Licensing.
  3. Click the License Groups tab.

    License groups appear in the top pane. The license group for vRealize Operations for Horizon is called VMware Horizon Solution Licensing. The license group for vRealize Operations Manager is called Product Licensing.

  4. Edit the membership criteria for the VMware Horizon Solution Licensing group.
    1. Select VMware Horizon Solution Licensing and click Edit on the toolbar.
    2. Select the vRealize Operations for Horizon license key under VMware Realize Operations for Horizon and click Next.
    3. In the first Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Datastore, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type View Pod in the Object name text box.
    4. In the second Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Host System, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type All Hosts in the Object name text box
    5. In the third Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Virtual Machine, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type All Desktop VMs in the Object name text box.
    6. In the fourth Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Datastore, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type All Storage in the Object name text box.
    7. Click Next and then click Finish to save your configuration.
  5. Edit the membership criteria for the Product Licensing group.

    You must edit the membership criteria for the Product Licensing group to exclude the objects that you included in the VMware Horizon Solution Licensing group.

    1. Select Product Licensing and click Edit on the toolbar.
    2. Select the vRealize Operations Manager license key under vRealize Operations Manager and click Next.
    3. In the first Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Host System, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type All Hosts in the Object name text box.
    4. In the second Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Virtual Machine, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type All Desktop VMs in the Object name text box.
    5. In the third Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Datastore, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type All Storage in the Object name text box.
    6. Click Next and then click Finish to save your configuration.