You configure general policies to set an expiration date and control the features in virtual machine instances created from a Horizon FLEX image.

Important

If the copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, and folder sharing settings are enabled in the source virtual machine, you can configure a policy to enable or disable these features when users download an instance of the virtual machine. If these features are disabled in the source virtual machine, you cannot override the virtual machine settings by enabling the features in a policy.

You select the policy to assign to a Horizon FLEX image when you entitle the image to users. You can use the same policy in multiple entitlements.

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 Policies in the left navigation pane.

3

Click the New (+) button to create a policy, or select an existing policy and click Change Policy to modify it.

4

On the General tab, type a name for the policy in the Policy Name text box.

5

(Optional) Type a description for the policy in the Description text box.

6

In General Restrictions, configure virtual machine restrictions.

Option

Action

Expiration date

Use the calendar widget to set an expiration date for the virtual machine.

Copy and Paste operations

Specify whether to allow copy-and-paste operations in the virtual machine. This policy controls copy-and-paste operations between the virtual machine guest and host. It does not control copy-and-paste operations in the virtual machine.

Drag and Drop operations

Specify whether to allow drag-and-drop operations in the virtual machine. This policy controls drag-and-drop operations between the virtual machine guest and host. It does not control drag-and-drop operations in the virtual machine.

Folder Sharing settings

Specify whether to allow using shared folders in the virtual machine guest operating system if the administrator has configured shared folders in the virtual machine.

Change memory and CPU settings

Specify whether to allow users to change the memory and CPU settings of the virtual machine.

Optimize CPU and memory

Specify whether the Horizon FLEX virtual machine's CPU and memory are automatically optimized to fit the client 's host operating system. This option is enabled by default. For more information, see Optimizing Virtual Processors and Memory for Horizon FLEX Virtual Machines.

Require the user to change the power on passphrase when moving or copying the virtual machine

Specify whether to require users to change the encryption password if they move or copy the virtual machine.

Set the power on passphrase to match the user's AD passphrase after first startup

Specify whether the password that users enter when powering on the virtual machine matches the Active Directory password.

Restrict the user from creating multiple copies of the virtual machine

Specify whether to allow users to download multiple instances of the virtual machine or copy already registered virtual machines.

7

(Optional) In End User Messages, configure virtual machine expiration settings.

The default message is This virtual machine is expired.

a

Type an additional custom message to display to the user when the virtual machine is expired.

b

Select the Display this message check box, select the number of days before the virtual machine expires to display a custom message, and type the custom message text.

8

In Server Settings, configure Horizon FLEX server settings.

Option

Action

FLEX Server URL

Type the URL of the Horizon FLEX server that hosts the virtual machine package. For example:

https://flexserver.demo.local:7443

Important

Do not add /rvm to the end of the URL.

Server Contact Frequency

Select the frequency with which the virtual machine contacts the server for synchronization.

Offline Time Limit

Set the number of days that users can use the virtual machine before the virtual machine must connect to the Horizon FLEX server.

When the offline time limit is exceeded, the virtual machine must connect to the Horizon FLEX server before it can power on.

9

Click OK to save the policy.

The new policy appears in the policy list.

Entitle the Horizon FLEX virtual machine. See Entitle a Horizon FLEX Image.