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

A license group is a way to gather certain objects, called license group members, under a particular license key. vRealize Operations for Horizon involves the following two license groups:

  • The VMware Horizon Solution Licensing group includes Horizon pods, desktop virtual machines, hosts, clusters, datastores, and data centers.

  • The Product Licensing group includes vSphere virtual machines, hosts, clusters, datastores, and data centers.

By editing the membership criteria for these groups, you can indicate that certain objects are covered only under your vRealize Operations for Horizon license key.

Prerequisites

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

  • Create an instance of the Horizon Adapter.

Procedure

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

    License groups appear in the top pane.

  4. Edit the membership criteria for the VMware Horizon Solution Licensing group to include the objects used by Horizon.
    1. Select VMware Horizon Solution Licensing and click the Edit icon.
    2. Select the license key under vRealize 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 View Pod. Define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, and 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 Host System. Define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, and 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, and 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, and 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 to exclude the objects that you included in the VMware Horizon Solution Licensing group.
    1. Select Product Licensing and click the Edit icon.
    2. Select the 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, and 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, and 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, and is not, and type All Storage in the Object name text box.
    6. Click Next and then click Finish to save your configuration.

Results

When you select each license group, the corresponding license usage is displayed in the lower table. You can select Members to see the objects included in each license group.

Note:

If your Horizon installation uses the named user license model, license usage for the VMware Horizon Solution Licensing group is always displayed as 0.

What to do next

Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon Broker Agent