VMware Horizon 6 – part 7 deploy RDS Application Pools

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VMware Horizon 6 RDS Application Pools allow administrators to deliver a single application to many users. The application runs on a farm of RDS hosts.

Before proceeding with the deployment, it is required to have a Farm configured in the environment.

Blog series

VMware Horizon 6 – part 1 install Connection Server
VMware Horizon 6 – part 2 basic configuration
VMware Horizon 6 – part 3 setup RDS Host
VMware Horizon 6 – part 4 install View Composer
VMware Horizon 6 – part 5 setup Linked-Clone Desktop
VMware Horizon 6 – part 6 deploy RDS Desktops
VMware Horizon 6 – part 7 deploy RDS Application Pools
VMware Horizon 6 – part 8 connect View Desktop

 

Deploy an Application Pool

Open the View Administrator console and navigate to Catalog > Desktop Pools. Click on Add button to create a new application pool.

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Select the RDS farm previously created and select the applications to create as application pools. Click Next.

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Edit the ID or the Display Name then click Finish to create the Application Pool.

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Since we didn’t entitled any user to view desktops and applications yet, the Add Entitlements window appears. For now click Cancel to close the window.

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The selected applications are now listed in the Application Pools.

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Entitle users to a Desktops Pool

Open the View Administrator console and navigate to Catalog > Desktop Pools. Select the Desktop Pool to entitle, click on Entitlements button and select Add entitlement option.

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Click Add to add users and groups.

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Click Find button and select from the list the users or groups to add then click OK.

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When done, click OK to entitle selected users and groups to the selected Desktop Pool.

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In the Entitled column you can check the number of entitlements.

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Entitle users to an Application Pool

Open the View Administrator console and navigate to Catalog > Application Pools. Select the applications to entitle, click on Entitlements button and select Add entitlement option.

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Click Add to add users and groups. Click Find button and select from the list the users or groups to add then click OK.

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When done, click OK to entitle users and groups to the selected Application Pool.

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Repeat same steps to entitle/unentitle additional users/groups.

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The installation of Horizon 6 is now complete. Last step covers the use of the Horizon Clients to connect to View desktops and applications.

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