After you install the broker agent, you use the Broker Agent Configuration wizard to configure the broker agent on the View Connection Server host where the broker agent is installed. You can also use the Broker Agent Configuration wizard to make changes to your broker agent configuration.

A check box in the Broker Agent Setup wizard controls whether the Broker Agent Configuration wizard opens immediately after you install the broker agent. This check box is selected by default.

During broker agent configuration, you pair the broker agent with a View adapter instance. Pairing the broker agent with a View adapter instance is a necessary authentication step that enables the broker agent and desktop agents to communicate with the View adapter. The broker agent and desktop agents cannot communicate with the View adapter until the pairing process is complete.

If you are monitoring multiple View pods, you can pair the broker agent installed in each pod with the same View adapter instance as long as the total number of desktops that the View adapter instance handles does not exceed 10,000.

If your View environment includes an events database, you must configure the broker agent to connect to the database. You can optionally configure the broker agent to monitor application pools and specific desktop pools.

Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon broker agent. See Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon Broker Agent.

Verify that you have the server key for the View adapter. You specified the server key when you created a credential for the adapter instance.

Verify that you have the IP address of the machine where you installed the View adapter.

If your View environment includes an events database, verify that the database format is supported. See Support for Oracle Databases that Provide View Events.

To monitor specific desktop pools in View, obtain the IDs for the pools. You can find pool IDs in View Administrator. For more information, see the administration document for your View version.

Verify that you are logged in to the View Connection Server host with a domain user account. Local accounts do not have the necessary privileges to configure all settings.

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If the Broker Agent Configuration wizard is not already open, start it by selecting Start > VMware > vRealize Operations View Broker Agent Settings.

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In the Address text box, type the IP address of the vRealize Operations Manager node or remote collector where the View adapter instance is running.

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In the Port text box, type the port to use to connect to the View adapter.

By default, the broker agent uses port 3091 to communicate with the View adapter. You can modify the default port number, depending on your network configuration.

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Click Pair to pair the broker agent with the View adapter.

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When the wizard prompts you for the adapter server key, type and confirm the server key for the View adapter and click OK to start the pairing process.

The status of the pairing process appears in the Pair View Adapter window.

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After the pairing process succeeds, click Close to close the Pair View Adapter window.

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For Horizon 6.0 with View or later, type and validate the user name, domain, and password of a View Administrator account.

A View Administrator account is typically part of the local administrators group on the Windows server computer on which View Connection Server is installed.

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If your View environment includes an events database, type the credentials for that database.

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In the View Pool Filter dialog box, perform these steps to monitor specific desktop pools in vRealize Operations Manager, or click Next to proceed to the next dialog box.

If you do not specify specific desktop pools, vRealize Operations Manager monitors all desktop pools.

a

Select the Specify desktop pools check box and type the IDs of the desktop pools to monitor in the text box.

Use a comma to separate each desktop pool ID.

b

Select whether to include or exclude the listed desktop pools.

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Click Validate to verify the list of desktop pools.

d

To monitor application pools in Horizon 6.0 with View or later, select the Monitor application pools and hosted applications check box.

You cannot select specific application pools to monitor.

After you click Next, the IP address and port number that you configured appear in the Summary window.

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Click Finish in the Summary window to start the Broker Agent service.

The broker agent settings that you configured appear in the Broker Agent Settings dialog box.

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Review your configuration settings in the Broker Agent Settings dialog box and click Apply to save your configuration.

The status of your configuration appears in the Applying Configuration Settings window.

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After your configuration settings are successfully applied, click Close to close the Applying Configuration Settings window.