Exercise E2: Assigning Applications from the Farm

To assign applications to users and groups:

1. Assign New

  1. In the navigation bar on the left, click Settings.
  2. Under Settings, click Getting Started.
  3. Under Desktop Assignment, to the right of Create New Desktop Assignment, click New.

2. Select Applications

  • In the New Assignment window under Applications, click Select.

3. Define Fixed Attributes

  1. In the Definitions tab of the New Application Assignment window, select the Type.
  2. Under Fixed Attributes, provide the following information:
    • Location: From the pop-up list, select the location.
    • Pod: From the pop-up list, select the pod containing the farm you want to choose.
    • Filter Models: From the pop-up list, select Type equals VMware Recommended.
    • Model: From the pop-up list, select the model.
    • Domain: From the pop-up list, select the domain name.
    • Join Domain: Slide right to enable.
    • Encrypt Disks: Leave disabled.
    • NSX Cloud Managed: Leave disabled.
  3. Scroll down to the Flexible Attributes section.

4. Define Flexible Attributes

  1. In the Flexible Attributes panel, provide the following information:
    • Images: Accept the image.
    • Assignment Name: Enter a friendly name to identify this assignment. The name must start with a letter, and contains only letters, dashes, and numbers.
    • VM Names: All VMs in this assignment inherit the assignment name, and include an appended number, such as Server DTAfloating 1, Server DTAfloating 2, and so on.
    • Default Protocol: From the pop-up list, select Blast Extreme as the default protocol for end user sessions.
    • Preferred Client Types: From the pop-up list, select Browser.
    • Min Desktops: Enter the minimum number of desktops to be allowed.
    • Max Desktops: Enter the maximum number of desktops to be allowed.
    • Power Off Protect Time: Enter the number of minutes.
  2. In the lower right, click Next.

5. Add Users

  1. In the Users tab, select the users and groups to assign. Note: You can click the Active Directory search field. If no results are found, click Search Active Directory.
  2. In the lower right corner, click Next.

6. Configure Management

  1. In the Management tab, accept the defaults.
  2. In the lower right, click Next.

7. Verify Summary Information

  1. In the Summary tab, review and verify that your settings are correct and complete.
  2. In the lower right corner, click Submit.

8. Verify Success

  • In the Getting Started window, verify that the success banner appears at the top.

9. Verify the Assignment

  1. In the left-hand navigation bar, select Assignments.
  2. Under Status, verify that the assignment displays a green dot, indicating that the assignment is now active.

For more information, see Create a Remote Application Assignment.

When you finish assigning applications to user and groups, your end users can launch their assigned desktops and remote applications using your FQDN in either the Horizon Client or with HTML Access. You can proceed to the next exercise to create an RDSH session assignment.


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