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Horizon Reach

Horizon Reach is a web based, monitoring and alerting fling for VMware Horizon On Prem deployments. Horizon Reach is designed to tackle the disconnect in Enterprise environments wherein each Pod in a Cloud Pod Architecture is its own technology domain and fault domain, or a customer is running multiple, disconnected pods, outside of a Cloud Pod Architecture, but would still like to treat them all as one unit of compute.

Often when troubleshooting these fault domains, it can feel like a game of “Whack a mole” jumping from Pod to Pod trying to find a pertinent session, alarm or event to the problem your user is describing.

Reach tackles this issue by performing health checking and gathering pertinent errors from each separate environment and displaying them all in a single place, creating an easy location for administrators to monitor the environment, along with providing a detailed first step in the troubleshooting process.

 

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Horizon Reach was tested with a limited number of customers during its inception and private BETA phase, here are a few items of feedback:

 

“Within the first 30 seconds of deployment, I had visibility into problems I didn’t even know existed until this fling detected them”Chris, Telecommunications

 

"This new offering brings all the Horizon View data in one spot. It helps provide reports that take numerous steps to get out of View Admin.”Steve, VDI Engineer

 

“This tool provides visibility into things that were not possible in the Horizon Admin UI, and the only way get them was to use the Horizon API and Powershell. This tool brings useful information around the Users, Desktop Pools, Farms, Useful Reporting and setting up alarms into all one console. I highly recommend putting this fling into the Horizon environment ASAP and Kudos to Andrew for his time and effort on the tool.” - Aresh, Sr Architect

 

“Tonight, during an outage, Horizon Reach saved myself HOURS of troubleshooting. Horizon Reach was aware of the issue before I was and told me exactly where the problem was, without having to sign into each console of my 20 pods.”Jeff, Telecommunications

“Instantly one of the best and most useful flings out there! Easy to install, provides tons of great insights in a simple, intuitive, and snappy interface!“ - Chris, Technical Architect

In order to successfully and easily deploy Horizon reach, you will need:

Supported servers

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 10 1809 (x64) Note: don’t use this for large scale

VMware Horizon (all license editions)

  • VMware Horizon 7.5.1 (bare minimum)
  • VMware Horizon 7.6 (better)
  • VMware Horizon 7.10 (best)

Read Horizon Reach Instructions.pdf