VCAP6-DTM Deployment Objective 3.7 – Configure Cloud Pod Architecture for Multi-Site Pool Access

My Second blog to the series. I know is not in order but today I had conversation about Pod federation in office so I thought I jump to this one after fresh read from VMware documentation.

Configure cloud pod architecture for multi-site pool access according to a deployment plan

    1. Initialize the cloud pod architecture feature
    2. In View Admin page go to View Configuration > Cloud Pod Architecture
    3. Click Initialize the Cloud Pod feature
    4. Click Ok to star initialization process
    5. It can take serve minutes to finish initialization after which View Admin page will prompt for reload

Pod Federation


Conformation message


Reload message

Join/Remove a pod to a pod federation

    1. To join to Pod Federation login to View Admin page and select View Configuration > Cloud Pod Architecture
    2. Click Join the pod federation link
    3. In Connection Server text box type hostname or IP address of any View Connection Server which has been already initialize or joined to pod federation
    4. When prompt type View Administrator user and password on the already initialize pod. Use domain\username format
    5. Click Ok to join pod federation
    6. View Administrator page will prompt to reload
    7. After webpage reloads under View Configuration new Global Entitlements will appear under Catalog and Sites
    8. To unjoin from federation Pod click the Unjoin button to revert Connection server as standalone version

Created Pod Federation


Joining to existing Pod


Pod joined

Create/Configure global entitlements

    1. Login to View Admin Page from any Connection Server joined to federation pod
    2. Open Catalog > Global Entitlements click Add
    3. Choose Desktop Entitlements or Application Entitlements
    4. Select Name and Description
    5. Under Policies choose Floating or Dedicated User assignment
    6. Select Scope to assign to user from All Sites, Within Sites, Within Pool depends of deployment
    7. Select Use Home Site if is necessary
    8. Specifies the default display policy for desktops in the global desktop entitlement and whether to allow users to select a display protocol.
    9. Specifies whether to allow users to reset desktops.
    10. Enable HTML Access feature . With HTML Access, users can connect to remote desktops and applications without having to install any software on their client systems.
    11. Click Next  and add users or groups to Global Entitlements.
    12. Click Next and Finish

Global Entitlements


Desktop Entitlements


Name and Policies


Adding Group or User


Ready to completed

Create/Configure a site

    1. To create new Site or edit existing Login to View Admin Page from any Connection Server joined to federation pod
    2. Open View Configuration > Sites
    3. On the top click Add to add new Site or Edit to edit existing
    4. Specify Name and Description



New Site Name

Assign a home site to a user/group *

To assign Home site to user or group need to use View Horizon command LmvUtil

To create a home site for a user, run the lmvutil command with the —createUserHomeSite option.
You can run the command on any View Connection Server instance in the pod federation.

lmvutil –createUserHomeSite –userName domain\username –siteName name [—entitlementName name]

Option Description
userName Name of the user. Use the format domain\username.
siteName Name of the site to associate with the user as the home site.
entitlementName (Optional) Name of a global entitlement to associate with the home site.
When a user selects the specified global entitlement, the home site
overrides the user’s own home site. If you do not specify this option, the
command creates a global user home site.

* Part copied from VMware Documentation

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