Horizon PowerCLI 6.5 U1 Demo Walkthrough Guide

This article will walk you through running 6 PowerCLI Sample scripts to highlight just some of the capabilities of the solution. 

Walkthrough Summary

  • Log into the Demo Portal Landing Page
  • Launch Horizon Native Client Link
  • Enter EUC Demo Account credentials
  • Launch a Windows 10 Virtual Desktop
  • Launch Horizon PowerCLI shortcut
  • Log in to the Connection Server prompt
  • Step through All 6 PowerCLI Sample Scripts

In order to run this demo you will need to have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, sign up here if you don't
  • For Horizon apps: TCP ports 80, 443; and if using PCoIP, both TCP & UDP 4712
  • Ensure you have the latest View Client installed on your local machine

Open Workspace ONE in Testdrive 

Select TD-WINDOWS10 VDI Desktop

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Click on the "Horizon PowerCLI Demo" shortcut.

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Wait for Menu Main Menu

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Login with your Testdrive credentials (Ensure you use the VMWTD domain prefix as shown above)

Main PowerCLI samples menu appears

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Select 1 to Show Connection Server Information.

Connection Server Information displays

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Scroll down

Press Enter to continue

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Press Enter to continue back to the main menu

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Select 2 for vCenter and Composer Info.

vCenter and Composer Information display

Scroll down and press Enter to continue.

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Press Enter to continue to the main menu

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Press 3 to Query the Pools

Window appears displaying pool information.
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Close out of the Pool Query Window and you will be back at the main menu

Select 4 to Query the Desktops based on various states

Windows appear displaying Desktop state information.

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Scroll through each pool by pressing Enter

Press Enter to return to the main menu after last pool is displayed. 

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  Press 5 to show out of date Horizon Agents Window Appears showing out of date agents. 

View VM information then close the Window 

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View VM information then close the Window

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Main Menu is displayed.

Press 6 to show out of date Horizon Agents.

View out of date Horizon Agents.  

Close Window to continue.
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Press Enter to return to main menu

Select Q to quit.

Congratulations!  You have now experienced just a few examples of the power PowerCLI in action!

Walkthrough Summary

  • Logged into the Demo Portal Landing Page
  • Launched Horizon Native Client Link
  • Entered Testdrive Account credentials
  • Launch a Windows 10 Virtual Desktop
  • Launched Horizon PowerCLI shortcut
  • Logged in to the Connection Server prompt
  • Stepped through All 6 PowerCLI Sample Scripts

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

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