Load Balancing VMware Horizon Flex

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The configuration has yet to be fully verified, Kemp Support will gladly assist if your Horizon Flex traffic is not flowing as expected.

 

1   Introduction

VMware Horizon Flex is a virtualization platform for desktops, which allows running virtual machines locally on users’ computers, both on Mac and with Windows, while connectivity to the company’s data center isn’t available. At the same time, the virtual machine utilized by the user can be Windows-based or have guest OS Linux inside.

 

1.1  Document Purpose

This section details a configuration for a specific application that has been provided by a customer but has yet to be fully tested

This specific configuration will ensure that your Horizon Flex servers are highly-available, scalable, and secure.

The configuration has yet to be fully verified, Kemp Support will gladly assist if your Horizon Flex traffic is not flowing as expected.

 

2  Configuration 

 

2.1  Global Configuration

       No Changes Required

 

  2.2  Virtual Service Configuration

 One virtual Service is required that will listen on port 443, where traffic will be forwarded on port 7443.

If required, a second virtual service will be used to redirect port 80 traffic to port 443.

 

Port 80 Redirect

When 443 Virtual Service is created, navigate to Modify VS --> Advanced Properties --> Add a Port 80 Redirector VS

   

 

2.3   Create VS

 > New Virtual Service

 > Enter IP Address

 > Port = 443

 > Name = Horizon Flex

 > Add New Virtual Service

   

2.4    Standard Options   

 >  Persistence = Super HTTP (You will need to enable "SSL Acceleration" in SSL Properties in section  2.5) 

 >  Timeout =  1 Hours

 > Scheduling Method = Least Connection

 

 

2.5   Enable SSL Acceleration  & Tick Reencrypt

  >  Assign Certificate

 

 

2.6    Real Servers

    > Checker Parameter Type =  HTTPS

    > Checked Port = 7443

    >  Add New

 

   > Enter Real Server IP Address

   > Port = 7443

   > Forwarding Method = NAT

 

If you have successfully Load Balanced your Horizon Flex Servers by implementing this specific configuration, please give a thumbs up or please leave a comment on a possible alteration that was required to make it function. Thank you

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