Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Windows 10 VDI Desktops

In this quick walkthrough we're going show you how to access the Horizon Cloud Windows 10 VDI on Microsoft Azure Desktop from the TestDrive environment

Overview


  • Log in to Testdrive Portal
  • Launch the Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure and Applications User Portal from the Empower Digital Workspace tab on the dashboard
  • Login to the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal
  • Connect to Horizon Cloud Windows 10 VDI Desktop from the portal and launch Google Chrome

Before You Begin


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 by turning on the service at portal.vmtesdrive.com
  • 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, select Empower Digital Workspace under My Products. Then scroll down to Horizon Cloud and click Launch.

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On the pop-up menu, under Microsoft Azure, select Desktops and Apps.

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You will be directed to the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal. Enter your TestDrive credentials, making sure the domain is set to VMWDEMO

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Once logged in you will see your available VDI desktop. Clicking on the desktop will launch it in the HTML 5 browser. Launch AMER-Azure-HC-VDI

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The Windows 10 VDI desktop will launch, and you can now launch Google Chrome and other applications inside the VDI 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 My Products > Empower Digital Workspace
  • Login to the Horizon Cloud User Portal
  • Connect to Horizon Cloud Windows 10 VDI Desktop from the portal and launch Google Chrome

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

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