Horizon on VMC – Consideration and setting up a lab environment

A few months back, I setup a Horizon Environment running in our VMC environment used for lab purposes. Since then, I’ve been asked by several people to go through the setup. So, I’ve also decided to create a blog post on the matter.

This blog post will cover the considerations for running VMware Horizon on VMC, and the technical setup itself of the lab environment I created.

Topics covered;

  • Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS is not DaaS
  • Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS Deployment Guide and Supportability
  • Feature Support
  • Horizon on VMC architecture
  • Platform Considerations
    • Identity Management
    • File Shares
    • Image management
  • Network Service
    • VMC Network Segments
    • Load Balancing
    • DHCP
  • Firewall Rules
    • Logging
  • Horizon Connection Broker Configuration

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Join VMware & the [email protected] project in the fight against COVID-19

I won’t give a long written speech about the crisis we all face today.

However I do encourage you to spend your spare CPU cycles from your devices, whether thats personal devices or home lab servers, or anything else you can run the software, to fight the virus.

You can do this anonymously, or join a team, The main thing is you join up to help!!!;

  • VMware – 52737
  • EUC Community – 239018

The setup is really simple,

  1. Download the [email protected] software
  2. Install the software
  3. Setup your [email protected] client
  4. Select “Setup an Identity”
  5. Choose your username, and set your team as “52737″ to join VMware.

Link-O-Rama – VMware Announcements – Tanzu, vSphere 7, Cloud Foundation 4.0 and More

Today VMware ran their announcement event “App Modernization in a multi-cloud world” event, which leads with their vSphere 7 flagship product and the native integration of Kubernetes (Project Pacific).

Below I’ve summarised the available information as of today;

Launch Event

Cloud Foundation Blog

vSphere Blog

Virtual Blocks

Cloud Management Blog

Network Virtualisation

And finally here is the official press release for all of today’s announcements.

Introducing VMware TAM Lab YouTube Channel

The VMware Technical Account Management team have been producing some internal videos for a while now, to show off what we see in the field or tackle common issues, or discuss new technology.

Thanks to my earlier work creating a GUI with PowerShell, I was asked to present this internally.

Since then, we’ve taken TAMLAB public, thanks to the hard work of Steve Tilkens, so give our channel a follow, and you can see my recording below;

The purpose of TAM Lab is to provide in-depth technology workshop sessions led by VMware Technical Account Managers (TAMs) to enable a culture of learning and partnership across the VMware organization and our customers. TAM Lab provides a platform for all to be hands-on with VMware and non-VMware technologies that will enable a stronger customer delivery through product knowledge and a greater technical resource network. All TAM Lab sessions are recorded for the purpose of creating a reference library for on-demand learning and enablement.

 

Regards

Dean