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
- Initialize the cloud pod architecture feature
- In View Admin page go to View Configuration > Cloud Pod Architecture
- Click Initialize the Cloud Pod feature
- Click Ok to star initialization process
- It can take serve minutes to finish initialization after which View Admin page will prompt for reload
Join/Remove a pod to a pod federation
- To join to Pod Federation login to View Admin page and select View Configuration > Cloud Pod Architecture
- Click Join the pod federation link
- 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
- When prompt type View Administrator user and password on the already initialize pod. Use domain\username format
- Click Ok to join pod federation
- View Administrator page will prompt to reload
- After webpage reloads under View Configuration new Global Entitlements will appear under Catalog and Sites
- To unjoin from federation Pod click the Unjoin button to revert Connection server as standalone version
Create/Configure global entitlements
- Login to View Admin Page from any Connection Server joined to federation pod
- Open Catalog > Global Entitlements click Add
- Choose Desktop Entitlements or Application Entitlements
- Select Name and Description
- Under Policies choose Floating or Dedicated User assignment
- Select Scope to assign to user from All Sites, Within Sites, Within Pool depends of deployment
- Select Use Home Site if is necessary
- Specifies the default display policy for desktops in the global desktop entitlement and whether to allow users to select a display protocol.
- Specifies whether to allow users to reset desktops.
- 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.
- Click Next and add users or groups to Global Entitlements.
- Click Next and Finish
Create/Configure a site
- To create new Site or edit existing Login to View Admin Page from any Connection Server joined to federation pod
- Open View Configuration > Sites
- On the top click Add to add new Site or Edit to edit existing
- Specify Name and Description
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]
—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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