vRealize Operations for Horizon Overview

This article will show you how to demonstrate and use vRealize Operations for Horizon (V4H) in the TestDrive environment. 

Log into https://testdrive.vidmpreview.com and launch either the TD-WINDOWS10 VDI Desktop or the TD-RDS-DESKTOPS RDS Desktop, where we have a vROps instance with Horizon solution (V4H) installed and working, monitoring the live environment.

To demonstrate this, from your virtual desktop, double click the "vROps for Horizon" icon on the desktop. This will launch the UI login.


Authenticate using your Testdrive credentials after selecting the drop down list for Authentication Source to VMWTD


Once you have successfully authenticated you will first see the Quick Start page.


On the left menu, click on Operations Overview for a summary of the environment.


Along the top bar, click Dashboards then on the left menu, select Horizon Overview.  This dashboard provides a summary of the Horizon environment.


On the left menu, select Horizon VDI Pools.  This dashboard provides details on the VDI pools that are in this particular Horizon environment.  In the VDI Desktop Pools widget in the window pane, you can select specific pools to get info about each one.


Now click on the Horizon User Session Details.  On this dashboard you can see session details such as Logon Time, Round Trip Latency, and connection protocol bandwidth.


View RDS Pools dashboards and see the information displayed.


We are now going to create a custom dashboard by selecting Actions then selecting Create Dashboard.


Choose a name for the dashboard and pick the widgets you want displayed in this dashboard and then hit Save.



Ensure the custom dashboard shows up in the list of dashboards.


You will see the widgets you picked while creating it displayed in the new dashboard. Explain how admins can create their own dashboards based on the information they want to see. Play with creating more custom dashboards.

Once complete, exit and logout of the vROps UI.


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