Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud - Desktops and Apps

In this quick walkthrough we're going show you how to access Horizon Cloud Service on IBM Cloud - Desktops and Applications from the TestDrive environment

Walkthrough Summary

  • Log in to TestDrive Portal
  • Launch the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal from the launch section of your dashboard
  • Login to the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal
  • Connect to available Horizon Cloud Desktops and Apps from the portal

In order to access the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal and launch desktops and applications, please ensure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, sign up here if you don't yet have an account
  • Activated Horizon Cloud for your account within the TestDrive portal
  • Latest Horizon Clients installed, available via direct download here
  • Network access from your device and TCP ports 80, 443, 4172 and 8443 enabled

OK let's go, open your favorite web browser and navigate to the TestDrive Portal at:

https://portal.vmtestdrive.com
	

Once you've logged in, click on LAUNCH under Horizon Cloud, then click on Desktops and Apps under IBM Cloud.

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You will be directed to the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal. Enter your TestDrive credentials.

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Once logged in you will see your available desktops and applications. Clicking on the RDSH desktop or application will launch it in the HTML 5 browser. Launch Paint . NET

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Paint . Net launches in the browser. In order to launch other applications or a desktop, click the sidebar tab on the left to expand the HTML Access UI, and click on the RDSH Desktop.

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The RDSH Desktop will launch and you can now launch Google Chrome and other applications inside the desktop.

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That's a logical place to stop, let's have a quick recap of what happened!

Walkthrough Summary

  • Log in to TestDrive Portal
  • Launch the Horizon Cloud User Portal from the launch section of your dashboard
  • Login to the Horizon Cloud User Portal
  • Connect to available Horizon Cloud Desktops and Applications from the portal

Check out the  TestDrive Support KB for further walkthroughs, FAQs and information regarding the VMware Global Demo Environment.

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