Introduction

Note: This Quick-Start Tutorial was updated with content relevant for the March 2020 release of Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. For more details about this release, see Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Support for Windows Virtual Desktop is Here and VMware Horizon Cloud Service Release Notes - v3 - March 2020.

This Quick-Start Tutorial introduces you to VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ on Microsoft Azure. This solution combines the management functionality of the Horizon Cloud Service control plane with the cost-saving capacities of Microsoft Azure. You can take advantage of the Horizon Cloud Service to manage your desktops and remote applications. This includes managing VDI and RDS-hosted applications on Microsoft Azure infrastructure, as well as the flexibility to choose the deployment option that best meets the needs of your organization or use cases.

This Quick-Start Tutorial is relevant for VMware Horizon Cloud Services on Microsoft Azure 2.0, and describes the process of deploying Horizon Cloud Service components into your Microsoft Azure capacity. This process creates an entity called the Horizon Cloud Service pod (previously referred to as a node), which pairs with the control plane. You then use the control plane to create RDSH and session farms, and to manage and deliver virtual RDS-enabled Windows Servers and remote applications to your end users. You can also leverage the automation to perform basic VDI agent updates to floating and dedicated desktops.

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