Exploring the Settings Options

You can manage the Horizon Cloud tenant using the Horizon Cloud Administration Console.

1 Explore General Settings

  1. In the navigation bar in the lower left, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, click General Settings. 

    This is where you can view and modify the general configuration.

2 Explore Active Directory Settings

  1. In the navigation bar, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, click Active Directory

    Here, you add domain bind and domain join data, which is required before you can do anything else.

3 Explore Roles & Permissions Settings

  1. In the navigation bar, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, click Roles & Permissions, where you can create and assign roles to control who has access to the console.

    The Horizon Cloud environment has two built-in roles:
    • Super Administrator: A mandatory role that includes the ability to view all tenant options and apply configuration changes. A minimum of one Active Directory group must be assigned to this role. In these exercises, the Tenant Admins group is assigned to this role.
    • Demo Administrator: An optional role that includes the ability to view all options within the console but cannot change the configuration.

4 Explore Infrastructure Settings

  1. In the navigation bar, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, click Infrastructure, where you can create and manage file shares that are used to import data from your environment into Horizon Cloud. Infrastructure includes file shares used to import data into Horizon Cloud from your environment. You can add, import, and modify these file shares. In most cases, files placed in a file share are uploaded to the tenant. You can also manually import files.
    The two types of file shares support different sets of functions:
    • Application/Images: Stores AppStacks created by App Volumes.
    • Agents: Houses agent software updates. After the location has been defined, the agent is available on the Assignments page.
  3. Note: When creating an application or image file share, the name can be anything you choose. You must house file shares on the Utility VM, which performs functions within the tenant and helps avoid latency issues.

5 Explore Storage Management Settings

  1. In the navigation bar, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, click Storage Management, where you can view and manage the AppStacks in your environment when using App Volumes technology in your tenant.

    For more information about how App Volumes technology can enhance administrative capabilities within the Horizon Cloud environment, see E: Assigning Access to a Remote and Native Application, on the navigation bar to the left.

6 Explore Getting Started Settings

  1. In the navigation bar, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, click Getting Started, the default view when you first log in to Horizon Cloud, which you can reset using the Show at Startup slider at the bottom.

7 Explore Utility VMs Settings

  1. In the navigation bar, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, click Utility VMs, where you can view and manage utility VMs.

    The utility VM is a discovered VM that does not have a supported operating system for desktop use. The utility VMs provide infrastructure services within the environment, such as DNS or DHCP, and are required for housing AppStacks. You can use the Utility VMs settings to perform management tasks and implement User Environment Manager. The first utility server is free. You can add subsequent utility servers for an additional cost.

    Note: The Horizon Cloud environment does not require a utility VM, but it is recommended for services such as Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP to avoid latency issues.

8 Explore 2 Factor Auth Settings

  1. In the navigation bar, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, click 2 Factor Auth, where you can configure two-factor authentication for your end users using either RSA SecureID or Radius Authentication.

9 Explore Identity Management Settings

  1. In the navigation bar, select Settings.
  2. In the Settings menu, select Identity Management, where you can oversee all of your Identity Manager providers, and sort them by URL, Timeout Setting for Single Sign On Token, Data Center, Tenant Address, and Status. You can click Edit to add a new URL or modify an existing one.

For more information, see VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure Administration and VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure 17.1 Documentation Center.

After this brief tour of the settings options in a Horizon Cloud environment, proceed to the next section to use some of these options to set up your environment.

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