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Foglight for VMware Horizon View 6.0.0 - User Guide

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Prepare your VMware Horizon View environment for monitoring

Prior to creating VMware Horizon View agents, it is critical to configure the servers to be monitored. There are a few settings that must be made before the agents can successfully collect data. These steps should be done on each relevant host prior to running the Discover View Instances wizard or manually creating VMware Horizon View agents.

When using the Discover View Instances wizard to create VMware Horizon View monitoring agents, several agents are created:

For a list of problems that you might encounter while monitoring your environment using Foglight for VMware Horizon View, and solutions available to troubleshoot these problems, see Troubleshoot agent collection problems.

Domain user and Key Distribution Center

To correctly configure the view agent, the following information must be identified:

The domain user account to be used for monitoring. This user does not need any special domain privileges, but must be in the local administrators group of each Connection Server to be monitored.
The domain user also needs to be granted the Administrator (Read-only) role in the “View Administrator” console, which allows the view agent to collect information from the View environment. To grant this role to a domain user:
Open the “View Administrator” console, navigate to View Configuration, and click Administrators.
Click Add User or Group and add the newly created domain user.
Select Administrators (Read only) role to this domain user.
Remote connect to the Connection Server. Using the Server Manager, click Configuration > Local Users and Groups > Groups > Administrators, and right click to open the Administrators Properties dialog box. Add the newly created domain user to the Administrators group.
The Key Distribution Center (KDC). If choosing to monitor the environment using WinRM (recommended), the Kerberos authentication is used. Kerberos is enabled by default in all Windows® domains, and all domain controllers act as KDCs. It is usually sufficient to specify just the domain in the agent settings, MyDomain.local, instead of the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of a domain controller, MyDC.MyDomain.local. However, to ensure that the agent uses a specific domain controller as the KDC, use its FQDN.
The Event Database password. The VMware Horizon View agent monitors the View Event Database. You must know the password for the Event Database to completely configure the VMware Horizon View agent. To confirm this password, go to View Configuration > Event Configuration in the VMware View Administrator instance.

Agent Manager configuration

Before configuring a collection method, you must ensure that the Agent Manager machine on which the View Connection Server Agent resides can connect to the View Connection Server. Follow the configuration checks in this section to verify the connection.

If running Agent Manager on a Windows® host and using WinRM (recommended), verify that the Kerberos is properly configured. Verify whether the following registry key exists and add it, if it does not exist.

Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Lsa/Kerberos/Parameters

Value Name: allowTGTSessionKey

Value Type: REG_DWORD

Value: 1

Name resolution must work from the Agent Manager host to the View Connection Server.

The Agent Manager must be configured to access port 389 of the target Connection Server if not using SSL.

The Agent Manager must be configured to access port 636 of the target Connection Server if using SSL.

Connection server PowerShell configuration

The View Connection Server Agent must be able to execute PowerShell commands on the monitored Connection Servers.

The message Unrestricted appears.
If this message does not appear, type: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

The View Connection Server Agent must have a user account with the correct credentials to run VMware Horizon View cmdlets on the Connection Server.

The Snapin.PS1 script adds the VMware Horizon View snapins. These snapins consist of all the cmdlets that are typically used in a VMware Horizon View environment.

In addition to this Powershell configuration, the Connection Server must also be configured for either WinRM or DCOM as described in Host configuration (WinRM) and Host configuration (DCOM).

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