You create an instance of the Horizon Adapter on a vRealize Operations Manager node to receive communications from agents.

You can monitor multiple Horizon pods with a single Horizon Adapter instance. If you need to create multiple adapter instances, you must assign each adapter instance to a different node.


Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon solution and add your license key.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Operations Manager user interface as an administrator.
  2. In the menu, click Administration and in the left pane click Solutions.
  3. On the Solutions tab, select VMware Horizon and click the Configure icon on the toolbar.
  4. Select Horizon Adapter in the Adapter Type column and click the Add icon on the lower pane toolbar to add an adapter instance.
  5. In the Instance Settings section, enter a name and description for the adapter instance.
  6. In the Basic Settings section, configure an ID and credential for the adapter instance.
    1. Enter an identifier for the adapter instance in the Adapter ID text box.

      The identifier must be unique across all Horizon Adapter instances in the cluster.

    2. Select a credential from the drop-down menu or click the Add icon to create a new credential.

      The credential includes a user-defined server key that is required for pairing broker agents to the adapter. You must provide the server key when you configure the broker agent.

    3. Click Test Connection to test the connection with the credential that you selected.
  7. In the Advanced Settings section, select a collector or group of collectors from the drop-down menu.

    Creating more than one Horizon Adapter instance per collector is not supported.

  8. Click Save Settings.

    The adapter instance is added to the list.

  9. If you are using vRealize Operations Manager 6.3 or earlier, open ports 3099, 3100, and 3101 in the firewall on the vRealize Operations Manager host.
    1. In the /opt/vmware/etc/vmware-vcops-firewall.conf file, locate TCPPORTS="$TCPPORTS 3091:3094" and add the following command on the next line:
      TCPPORTS="$TCPPORTS 3099:3101"
    2. Restart the firewall.
      /etc/init.d/vmware-vcops-firewall restart

What to do next

Add a vRealize Operations for Horizon License Key