Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 2)
Oct14

Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 2)

KB ID 0001609 Back in part one we setup SQL and our Composer server, now we will deploy our VMware Horizon View Connection Server(s). Install VMware Horizon View Connection Server On a domain joined Windows server, download and launch the Connection Server installer. Accept the EULA > Next > Acept or change the install location > Next > Select Horizon ‘Standard’  Server > Next > Set a data recovery...

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Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 1)
Oct14

Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 1)

KB ID 0001608 Note: You don’t need VMware Composer, or SQL, to use Horizon, but if you want to deploy ‘Composed’ pools then you will, (also if you want to maintain an events database), so I’ll cover this first. Below I’m going to create a database for Horizon Composer, and Horizon Events. Then I’ll install Horizon Composer. Horizon View SQL Installation Installing SQL is straight forward enough,...

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VMware Unified Access Gateway: Horizon Deployment
Oct09

VMware Unified Access Gateway: Horizon Deployment

KB ID 0001605 Problem With older versions of Horizon View, we simply deployed another Connection server and called it a Security Server. The drawback of that is, it requires another Windows licence. You can now deploy  VMware UAG (Unified Access Gateway), try to think of it as a ‘Netscaler for VMware’, and like other VMware solutions it’s a small appliance built on VMware’s ‘Photon’ Linux. Below is...

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VMware Horizon Machines Stuck ‘Customizing’
Sep18

VMware Horizon Machines Stuck ‘Customizing’

KB ID 0001595 Problem In all honesty there’s lots of reasons for this. I’ll cover the ones that have tripped me up, if you find some new ones feel free to post them below. Solutions Before continuing, the image needs to have the Horizon Agent installing within it, and it has to be the SAME version that your Composer and Connection servers are running, (or newer). Also your Horizon servers are connecting to VMware vCenter...

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Horizon Client ‘Install Failed’
Sep18

Horizon Client ‘Install Failed’

KB ID 0001594 Problem When attempting to install the VMware Horizon client you see; Well that’s very descriptive and helpful? Solution Firstly make sure you  are NOT trying to install the client software on a Horizon Connection Server, or a Horizon Security Server! If you are not, then the easiest way to get it to install, is to ‘extract’ the .msi installation files, and manually run them.  In PowerShell navigate to...

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VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’
Sep05

VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’

KB ID 0001592 Problem Seen when attempting to deploy Window Server 2016, as an ‘Image’ (Parent VM,) with VMware Horizon View. ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’ I double checked, and Server 2016 (Standard and DataCenter) were supported, as was Server 2019 (Standard and DataCenter.) The image also had a new version of the VMware Horizon View agent installed in it? Solution In my case this was an embarrassingly easy...

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