Installing VMware Dynamic Environment Manager on Microsoft Azure

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager provides a wide range of capabilities such as personalization of Windows and applications, contextual policies for enhanced user experience, and privilege elevation to aid in your privilege management strategy. VMware Dynamic Environment Manager has the flexibility to run on physical, virtual, and cloud-hosted machines.

If you are already using VMware Dynamic Environment Manager on physical or virtual desktops or RD Session Host servers, your knowledge transfers immediately to Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure.

You provide your own Microsoft Azure IaaS capacity, on which you deploy Horizon Cloud Service and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, and which is included in Horizon Cloud Service.

The infrastructure requirements are minimal, comprised primarily of SMB file shares. VMware Dynamic Environment Manager uses one share for configuration data, and another for profile archive data. You can deploy one or more Windows Server VMs on Microsoft Azure, and configure file sharing. For comprehensive share requirements, see Installing and Configuring VMware Dynamic Environment Manager. While there are several server models available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, consider using Dv2, Dv3, or Ev3 series VMs to create file servers for the requisite SMB file shares. Additional disks can be added to accommodate increased performance demand (IOPS) as needed.

Figure F1: VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Process Flow

Note: For Horizon 7, the default installation directory for the FlexEngine.exe is C:\Program Files\Immidio\Flex Profiles\FlexEngine.exe. But because the UEM agent is installed alongside the Horizon DaaS agent when importing a VM from the Azure Marketplace, the FlexEngine.exe lands in the default installation directory C:\Program Files\VMware\Horizon Agents\User Environment Manager\FlexEngine.exe. For more information, see Updating the Agent-Related Software Used by Horizon Cloud. See also: Installing and Configuring VMware Dynamic Environment Manager and VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure 2.0 > Installing VMware Dynamic Environment Manager on Microsoft Azure.

 

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