You use entitlements to allow specific users and groups to download and use virtual machine instances from a particular Horizon FLEX image.

Users can download any Horizon FLEX virtual machine to which they are entitled. Users need to enter their Active Directory credentials before they can register and use a Horizon FLEX virtual machine for the first time. Users can log in to the Horizon FLEX server and download the virtual machine. Or they can copy the Horizon FLEX virtual machine from a USB and enter the Active Directory credentials when the virtual machine first boots.

Verify that the appropriate Active Directory users and groups are synchronized in the Horizon FLEX database. See Configure Active Directory Settings.

Register the source virtual machine with the Horizon FLEX Policy Server. See Register a Source Virtual Machine with the Horizon FLEX Policy Server.

Configure a policy for the Horizon FLEX image. See Configure a General Policy for a Horizon FLEX Image.

1

Start the Horizon FLEX Admin Console.

a

In a Web browser, enter https://WebManagerServer:7443/rvm, where WebManagerServer is the DNS name or IP address of the host where the Mirage Web Manager is installed.

b

Enter the user name and password of a domain account that has access to Mirage.

c

Click Login.

2

Click Entitlements in the left pane.

3

Click the New (+) button to create an entitlement, select an existing entitlement and click Edit to modify it, or select an existing entitlement and click Duplicate to duplicate it.

4

Create the entitlement name and assign it to a Horizon FLEX image.

a

Enter a name for the entitlement in the Entitlement Name text box.

b

Select a Horizon FLEX image to add to the entitlement.

You can use the search field to filter the list of Horizon FLEX images.

If you duplicate an existing entitlement, you must rename the duplicate entitlement before saving it.

When you select the Horizon FLEX image, the download URL for the image is automatically populated in the Download URL text box.

c

In the Download URL text box, change the URL that the client uses to download the Horizon FLEX image.

d

Click Next.

5

Select the Active Directory users and groups to include in the entitlement.

a

Use the search field to find and select users and groups to add to the entitlement.

New Active Directory users and groups can take up to 15 minutes to appear in search results.

b

Click Add to add a user or group to the Entitlement Members list.

You can use the Remove or Clear All buttons to manage the list of members.

c

Click Next.

6

Select a policy for the entitlement and click Next.

You can use the search field to filter the list of policies and the Clear Filter and Show Filter buttons to manage your searches.

7

(Optional) To use a virtual machine naming pattern, select Use machine name configuration and configure the naming pattern.

a

Enter the machine name pattern to use in the Machine Name Pattern text box.

To ensure that each virtual machine receives a different name and can join the domain, include the {username} placeholder. This placeholder is replaced by the individual user's name when the user downloads the virtual machine. You can also create a running number pattern using the {n} placeholder to increment virtual machine numbers with user names.

For more information, see Create a Virtual Machine Name Pattern.

b

Select a domain name from the Domain namedrop-down menu.

c

Enter an OU in the Organizational Unittext box.

For example: OU=hr1, OU=hr, OU=flex, DC=ws, DC=test, DC=com

8

(Optional) If you installed the Mirage client in the virtual machine, select whether to manage the virtual machine with Mirage.

Option

Description

Use VMware Mirage for disaster recovery and Image management scenarios

Select this option to select a CVD policy, a base layer, an application layer, and other configurations.

The Mirage server automatically creates a CVD for virtual machines that the end user downloads. Mirage periodically synchronizes end-user data into the data center based on the selected Mirage policy. In the main Mirage Management Console, you can use this data to restore the CVD or access files on the virtual machine by using the Mirage File Portal. The Mirage server also automatically deploys base and application layers to the virtual machine after it has been provisioned for image compliance and remote application delivery.

Use VMware Mirage for disaster recovery scenarios

Select this option to select a CVD policy. The Mirage server creates a CVD for virtual machines that the end user downloads. You can use this data to restore the CVD or access files on the virtual machine by using the Mirage File Portal in the main Mirage Management Console.

Do not use VMware Mirage to manage the virtual machines

Select this option to opt out of managing the virtual machine with Mirage.

If you delete a virtual machine in which the Mirage client is installed, the Mirage server archives the CVD of the deleted virtual machine.

9

Click Next and review the settings of the entitlement.

10

Click Finish to save the entitlement, or click Back to return to the previous page and edit the entitlement.