How to authorize to Horizon Server API Swagger UI

A while back a dedicated UI was added to Horizon Connection Server to help administrators browse through available REST API calls and even execute them. You can find the Swagger UI using this URL on every Connection Server: https://connection_server_url/rest/swagger-ui.html It's easy to access and browse as a documentation but might be a challange to execute … Continue reading How to authorize to Horizon Server API Swagger UI

MiniKB: TrueSSO – Enrollment Server unable to connect to CA: The authentication service is unknown

In Horizon 2111 (or 8.4 if you prefer the old naming pattern) you can experience an issue with TrueSSO and Enrollment Server not beeing able to connect to Certificate Authority. This happens when ES and CA are co-hosted on a single Windows Server VM. In the debug logs you might see those lines: "2021-12-23T00:00:55.592+01:00 DEBUG … Continue reading MiniKB: TrueSSO – Enrollment Server unable to connect to CA: The authentication service is unknown

MiniKB: Cleaning /var/log/journal on vCenter Server Appliance

DISCLAIMER: all the information in this article is based on my home lab environment and is not advised to be used in production without thorough impact analysis. Occasionally, you can get alarms in vCenter Server UI about low disk space on some disks. Normally, you would start with accessing VAMI to check which disk is … Continue reading MiniKB: Cleaning /var/log/journal on vCenter Server Appliance

VMworld 2020 – sessions with EUC focus I recommend this year.

No excuses this year guys, you have to attend VMworld conference! I's online, it's for free, it's accessible from any location, device and timezone. Regulars will miss the Barcelona vibe, but from a strictly professional perspective you can get even more than before from this event. If you haven't registered yet, please visit https://www.vmworld.com and … Continue reading VMworld 2020 – sessions with EUC focus I recommend this year.

Horizon Cloud on Azure – introduction and deployment automation script

Horizon Cloud is a SaaS based service that allows customers to implement a true hybrid and multi-cloud VDI solution. It can use various resources for desktops and apps capacity - on premise Horizon 7 infrastructure based on vSphere, physical PCs and other unmanaged machines, VMware Cloud on AWS, managed Horizon on IBM Cloud, other VMware … Continue reading Horizon Cloud on Azure – introduction and deployment automation script

MiniKB: Airwatch Cloud Connector not auto-updating since 19.10

When was the last time you checked your ACC version? It might happen that you're still running version 19.10.0 and you might see entries similiar to this one in the logs C:\VMware\Airwatch\Logs\CloudConnector\CloudConnector.log: Error AirWatch.CloudConnector.CloudConnectorService.UpdateIsRequired This version is out-of-date. AirWatch Cloud Connector is out-of-date with the latest installer; THIS CONFIGURATION IS UNSUPPORTED! Installed Version: 19.10.0.0; Current … Continue reading MiniKB: Airwatch Cloud Connector not auto-updating since 19.10

Horizon Logon Monitor Service deep(ish) dive

There are many factors that impact logon times to virtual desktops (or to desktops in general). Troubleshooting is usually time consuming and frustrating. Fortunately Horizon 7 comes with a built-in logging service that allows administrators to quickly acknowledge, identify and find the root cause of a problem. The service sends the summary data to the … Continue reading Horizon Logon Monitor Service deep(ish) dive

Translating and customising landing page and HTML Access Portal in Horizon 7

Horizon HTML Access portal is available in limited number of languages but thankfully it can be easily translated and customised to your local needs. For me, working with customers around Middle Eastern Europe who speak more than a dozen of languages with their own diacritical marks this is a must have tweak! There are also … Continue reading Translating and customising landing page and HTML Access Portal in Horizon 7

Automating Let’s Encrypt cerificates lifecycle for Unified Access Gateway, Horizon and Workspace One services

The UAG is very important part of Workspace One platform, delivering secure access to services like Horizon (including Horizon Cloud on Azure and AWS), Content Gateway, Tunnel and recently even Secure Email Gateway. If you deploy Unified Access Gateway in production, you probably put it behind a virtual IP (VIP) that will load balance the … Continue reading Automating Let’s Encrypt cerificates lifecycle for Unified Access Gateway, Horizon and Workspace One services