In two of my earlier post on monitoring VMware VDI Solution using vRealize Operations (vROPS for Horizon), I covered the steps involved in installation and configuration of key components. If you missed the steps, you can refer the below links before proceeding with Installation and configuration of VMware View Broker Agent on Horizon Connection Server.

  1. Deploying VMware vROPS appliance
  2. Installation & Configuration of VMware View Adapter in vROPS

VMware Horizon broker agent is a key component of vRealize Operations for Horizon need to be installed on a View Connection Server. vROPS for Horizon broker agent runs as a Windows service that runs on a Horizon Connection Server host. Once paired with vROPS for Horizon Adapter, it collects Horizon inventory information and sends that information to the Horizon adapter. You must install the broker agent on one Horizon Connection Server host in each Horizon pod in your environment.

Prerequisites

  • Server key for the Horizon adapter instance to pair with the broker agent.
  • IP address of the vROPS host where you installed the Horizon adapter.
  • Both the broker agent and the Horizon adapter must run on the same TLS version.
  • The installer of View Broker Agent.

Demonstration

Procedure

Login to Connection Server and execute the installer

Provide the IP Address / FQDN of the vROPS server where you installed & configured the View Adapter. Click on Test to validate the inputs given

Click on Pair to pair VMware Broker Agent with the View Adapter. Click Next to proceed

Provide the Horizon Connection server credentials

Provide the Event DB credentials. Click Next to procced.

Choose the option if you want to monitor App Volumes using vROPS

Choose the option if you want to monitor VMware Unified Access Gateway (UAG) using vROPS

Change the Intervals and Timeouts in case required.

Start the Broker Agent Service

Login to vROPS Admin Console to verify if vROPS is receiving the data for VMware Horizon environment.

Conclusion

This Concludes the installation of VMware Broker Agent on Horizon Connection Server.VMware Horizon broker agent is a key component of vRealize Operations for Horizon need to be installed on a View Connection Server. Hope this will be informative for you. Thanks for Reading!!!. Be social and share if you find worth sharing this.