Horizon View 7.x: The requested name is valid but no data of the requested type is found, server domain issues

July 28, 2017 Kim Bottu 0

This week I had a very interesting issue with one of the Horizon View connection servers I had setup in a POC environment.  While initially I could use a Horizon View Security server to connect to a VDI desktop serviced from the POC environment, all of a sudden it did not work anymore. So I verified a couple of things: Was the connection server and security server still paired?   yes Are the connection server and security server still registered in their domains and AD?  yes Were the local firewall rules on the windows server still properly configured?  yes Was the Hardware firewall between both domain still properly configured?  yes was the POC still configured to use PCOIP?  yes Did my […]

VMware Horizon VIEW: No desktops available after adding a new connection broker with the same name but different IP

September 15, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

For anyone working with Horizon View the following screen shouldn’t be to unfamiliar. “This desktop has no desktop sources available.” It happens to all of us  and mostly the error is caused by common issues which are easily tracked and solved: We might have forgotten to create enough desktops for the amount of concurrent users. The View agent which has been installed might be having errors. There might be customization issues. Click the top link to see more examples in the VMware KB.   The VDI test environment: To give you a better idea of my test environment, I have a master connection server, a replica server and a security server. The master connection server has been used to create a relation with the security server. […]

Installing and configuring Horizon View 6.2, RDSH and App volumes – PART 3 – APP Volumes

March 11, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

Please also have a look at my VIEW 6.2 and RDSH Integration post. We will go over the installation steps of both parts and at the same time trying to highlight some common mistakes when setting up App volumes.   Official HORIZON page: Product Information Link Official HORIZON Documentation: Documentation Link  Official HORIZON download page: Download here!   App Volumes mainly exists out of 4 parts: The App volumes Manager The App volumes Agent (installed on an client OS), Together with the App volumes manager responsible for creating the software vmdk’s. The database (Because this is a test, i will use a SQL Express installation. In the Production version, the SQL Express installation will be replaced with a SQL Server database). Broker integration with Horizon View. In our case, Horizon […]

Installing and configuring Horizon View 6.2, RDSH and App volumes – PART 2 – RDSH

March 11, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

Please also have a look at my VIEW 6.2 and AppVolumes 2.9 post! 1. SETUP AND CONFIGURE THE RDS HOST A. Things to do straight away: – make sure you run and install all Windows updates you need. – add the server to the domain. – login as a domain user with elevated rights (I am using a domain admin). – Make sure Windows Firewall is enabled ( so ports can be opened automatically). This is a test so I don;t really care too much with the final Windows Firewall configuration for now. I am just making sure that all traffic is allowed.   Official HORIZON page: Product Information Link Official HORIZON Documentation: Documentation Link  Official HORIZON download page: Download here!   B. […]