How to Get Started with VMware Horizon View

VMware Horizon enables a digital workspace with the efficient delivery of virtual desktops and applications that equips workers anywhere, anytime, and on any device. With deep integration into the VMware technology ecosystem, the platform offers an agile cloud-ready foundation, modern best-in-class management, and end-to-end security that empowers today’s Anywhere Workspace.

When you decided to implement the VDI environment with VMware Horizon, you can use the below steps to start and complete that.


Step 01. Set up the required administrator users and groups in Active Directory.

Step 02. If you have not yet done so, install and set up VMware ESXi servers and vCenter Server.

Step 03. Install and set up Horizon Connection Server.

Step 04. Configure SSL certificates for Horizon servers.

Step 05. Complete the initial set-up of your Horizon environment.

Step 06. Create desktop pools that run on virtual desktop machines.

  • Create one or more virtual machines that can be used as a template VM for full-clone desktop pools.
  • To create an instant-clone desktop pool
  • To create a full-clone desktop pool
  • To create a manual desktop pool

Step 07. Create desktop and application pools that run on session-based Remote Desktop Services (RDS) hosts.

  • Prepare RDS hosts to support desktop and application sessions.
  • Create one or more farms.
  • Create application pools.
  • Create published desktop pools.

Step 08. Control user access to desktops and applications.

Step 09. Install Horizon Client on End User machines and mobile devices and have end-users access their remote desktops and applications.

After completing all steps you have a good VDI environment and we will share a lot of posts for all these steps in the blog.