To use vRealize Operations for Horizon to monitor a View 5.0 or 5.1 environment, you must create a GPO to contain the vRealize Operations for Horizon group policies and apply the GPO to the remote desktops that you want to monitor. vRealize Operations for Horizon group policy settings are provided in the v4v_desktopagent.adm file.

You use the Microsoft Group Policy Editor to create the GPO. After you create the GPO, you must apply it to a base image or to an Organizational Unit (OU) on your Active Directory server, depending on your View configuration.

Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon desktop agent on all remote desktops that you want to monitor. See Install the vRealize Operations for Horizon Desktop Agent.

Copy the v4v_desktopagent.adm file to the machine where you plan to create the GPO. The file is installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\extras\GroupPolicyFiles directory on the View Connection Server host on which you installed the broker agent.

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On the Windows machine where you plan to create the GPO, run gpedit.msc to start the Microsoft Group Policy Object Editor.

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In the Group Policy Object Editor, expand Computer Configuration, right-click Administrative Templates, and select Add/Remove Templates from the context menu.

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In the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, click Add, browse to the v4v_desktopagent.adm file, click OK to add the template, and close the dialog box.

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Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) > VMware View Agent Configuration, and click vCenter Realize Operations Manager.

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Double-click View adapter location on the right and select Enabled.

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In the View adapter URL text box, type the IP address of the machine where the View adapter is installed.

The format is rmi://ip-address:3091.

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Click OK.

If you are using a single base image with linked clones, apply the GPO to the base image. The changes take effect immediately.

If you are not using a single base image, apply the GPO to the OU on your Active Directory server that contains the remote desktops to monitor. It might take up to an hour for the GPO to propagate to all of the machines in the domain.