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 7 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, signup here if you don't
  • Network access from your device and TCP ports 80, 443 and 7443 enabled
  • Ensure you have the latest View Client installed on your local machine

Open Workspace ONE in Testdrive 

Click on an RDSH or VDI Desktop Pool (In our example we use the Windows 7 Pool).

Click on the Horizon PowerCLI Samples Icon on the desktop

Wait for Menu Main Menu

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

Main PowerCLI samples menu appears

Select 1 to Show Connection Server Information.

Connection Server Information displays

Scroll down

Press Enter to continue

Press Enter to continue back to the main menu

Select 2 for vCenter and Composer Info.

vCenter and Composer Information display

Scroll down and press Enter to continue.

Press Enter to continue to the main menu

Press 3 to Query the Pools

Window appears displaying pool information.

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.

Scroll through each pool by pressing Enter

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

  Press 5 to show 0ut of date Horizon AgentsWindow Appears showing out of date agents. 

View VM information then close the Window

View VM information then close the Window

Press Enter to continue

Main Menu is displayed.

Press 6 to show out of date Horizon Agents.

View out of date Horizon Agents.  

Close Window to continue.

Press Enter 

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 EUC Demo Account credentials
  • Launch a Windows 7 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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