Horizon DaaS Service Center resource allocation – the correct way

Once you are done with the VMware Horizon DaaS installation at the Service Provider side, you will be presented with the DaaS Service Center.

The service center enables you to assign compute resources and managers such as vCenter servers. Single vCenter configuration is not supported starting with DaaS 9.1.x, so always make sure to provision 2 more vCenter servers. You may simply add vCenters through Add Host Manager wizard. 

You can manage compute resources by expanding the Compute Resources tab on the Resources page. 

The Compute resource role can be Active, Reserved, or Standby. These options are described in the following table. This is one of the most important parameters on this page.  

Compute resource role Purpose / Usage
Active Compute resource that is actively hosting virtual desktops. All the tenant VDIs are being provisioned.
Reserved Not used for provisioning desktops. This is used to host UAG, TA, SP TA, and other utility servers. 
Standby No longer used.

As you can see in the below image, the following cluster is not being used to host any of the VDI systems. 

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How to enable horizonlocaladmin

When you enable and configure Active Directory authentication on Horizon DaaS Tenants, the horizonlocaladmin account gets disabled. In case if AD account is not working, the only option is to enable horizonlocaladmin account. 

We will look at how we can disable horizonlocaladmin account.

NOTE: All the commands are in Bold Italic

Log into the primary tenant appliance through SSH

Connect to the fabric database psql -U admin -d fdb

View the registered domains using select * from domain;

To delete the domains, issue the command delete * from domain;

You also need to need to delete the Identity sources from AVDB database

psql -U avadmin -d avdb

View the registered identity sources using select * from xms_identity_services;

Then, delete the identity sources with Delete * from xms_identity_services;

Again, connect back to the fabric database psql -U admin -d fdb

Finally, enable the horizonlocaladmin account by issuing the below command

update fabric_properties set value=’true’ where name=’local.account.enabled’;

You can safely access the DaaS Service center and Reset the tenant password as per your preference.