The Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker provides the ability for Horizon administrators to check the compatibility of infrastructure required for installing VMware Horizon Connection Server.
An important aspect for successfully deploying a Horizon VDI environment is to validate the infrastructure is ready. Horizon administrators can use the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker to validate the infrastructure and generate a pre-req check report.
The Horizon Pre-req checker is designed to be used in advance of a planned Horizon Connection Server installation and configuration, in order to highlight any potential issues that may take time to resolve. For example, changes to Active Directory or DNS.
A Horizon environment depends on components and infrastructure such as Active Director Domain controllers, Network port groups, Database server, vCenter and ESXi connectivity and accessibility and Windows Server Operating System.
The end-goal of the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker is to provide a green light to indicate that a Virtual Machine is ready to proceed with a Horizon Connection Server installation and configuration, or to identify any issues with prerequisites and highlight the root cause of failure and the recommendation for resolution.
- A domain-joined Windows Server OS is required. This should be a virtual or physical machine that you intend to install Connection Server onto at a later time.
1. To install the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker, launch the MSI installer of Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker and proceed with the installation.
You can choose to install in default path or in a custom path. The default path is %ProgramFiles%\Pre-req Checker\Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker.
Note: that Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) powershell module will be installed as part of the installation. Make sure internet access is available.
2. To execute the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker, launch the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker.exe from the application INSTALLDIR. or use Command Prompt to run the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker.exe from the application INSTALLDIR.
3. Use option 1 for analysis of Horizon Connection Server module, Active Directory module and vCenter module and use option 5 to generate report for all the analyzed module and exit. This option is for collective analysis and report generation for all the modules.
4. Use option 2 for analysis of Horizon Connection Server module only and use option 5 to generate report for Horizon Connection Server module and exit.
5. Use option 3 for analysis of Active Directory module only and use option 5 to generate report for Active Directory module and exit.
6. Use option 4 for analysis of vCenter module only and use option 5 to generate report for vCenter module and exit.
7. Option 5 - This option is used to generate report for the analyzed module and exit.
8. While using option 4 for analysis of vCenter module, the user is prompted to enter Short DNS name of the vCenter. For example, HostName.DomainName.com enter only the HostName.
9. The report is generated at C:\Users\%username%\Documents location. The location of the generated report is displayed post the completion of analysis and report generation in the application/command prompt (from where the execution was performed).
10. To uninstall the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker.exe use Add or Remove programs and select the application and choose to uninstall. You can also use the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker.msi and choose Remove option to remove the software from the system.
11. While uninstalling the Horizon Installation Pre-req Checker.exe, the PowerShell module - Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is not removed from the system as part of uninstallation. If you would prefer to remove the RSAT PowerShell module please remove it manually.
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