Before you add the View Desktops plug-in to the vSphere Web Client, you must verify that your vSphere and View environments are prepared for the registration. You also must identify user accounts with the administrator privileges required to register the plug-in.

Verify that the following products are installed:

VMware vSphere 5.1 or a later update or release

VMware Horizon View 5.2 or a later update or release

Verify that the vSphere Web Client is configured and accessible.

Verify that system clocks on your vSphere and View systems are synchronized.

Verify that valid SSL certificates are configured on your vSphere and View servers.

If the SSL certificate that is issued for the vCenter Lookup Service is not trusted by the View Connection Server computer on which you configure the View Desktops plug-in, you must accept the thumbpint of the vCenter Lookup Service certificate during the configuration step.

Verify that snapshots were taken of the virtual machines on which the following vCenter Server services are installed:

vCenter Single Sign-On

vSphere Web Client

These services might be configured on separate systems or the same system.

Verify that you have a user with vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) administrator privileges.

You must provide this account when you register the View Desktops plug-in.

a

Log in to the vSphere Web Client with a user account that has vCenter SSO administrator privileges.

For example, on a vCenter Server that runs on Windows Server, the default vCenter SSO administrator user is Admin@System-Domain. On a vCenter Server Virtual Appliance, the default user is root@localos.

b

Browse to Administration > Access > SSO Users and Groups.

The Users tab on the vCenter Single Sign-On Users and Groups page displays the users with vCenter SSO administrator privileges. You can use any displayed user.

Verify that you have a user with the View Administrators role or Global Configuration and Policy Administrators role. You can also use a user with the View Administrators role on an individual folder.

You must provide this account when you configure the vCenter Lookup Service and register the View Desktops plug-in.

You authorize a View Administrators account when you install View Connection Server. See Install View Connection Server with a New Configuration.

In the View Administrator user interface, you can authorize additional users with the View Administrators role or Global Configuration and Policy Administrators role. In addition, you can authorize a user to have the View Administrators role on an individual folder. See "Manage Administrators" in the VMware Horizon View Administration document.

Configure the vCenter Lookup Service.