Horizon PowerCLI 6.5 U1 Demo Walkthrough Guide

This article will walk you through running 6 PowerCLI Sample scripts to highlight just some of the capabilities of the solution. 

Walkthrough Summary

  • Log into the Demo Portal Landing Page
  • Launch Horizon Native Client Link
  • Enter EUC Demo Account credentials
  • Launch a Windows 7 Virtual Desktop
  • Launch Horizon PowerCLI shortcut
  • Log in to the Connection Server prompt
  • Step through All 6 PowerCLI Sample Scripts
  • In order to run this demo you will need to have the following:

    • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, signup here if you don't
    • Network access from your device and TCP ports 80, 443 and 7443 enabled
    • Ensure you have the latest View Client installed on your local machine

    Open Workspace ONE in Testdrive 

    Click on an RDSH or VDI Desktop Pool (In our example we use the Windows 7 Pool).

    Click on the Horizon PowerCLI Samples Icon on the desktop

    Wait for Menu Main Menu

    Login with your Testdrive credentials (Ensure you use the VMWDEMO domain prefix as shown above)

    Main PowerCLI samples menu appears

    Select 1 to Show Connection Server Information.

    Connection Server Information displays

    Scroll down

    Press Enter to continue

    Press Enter to continue back to the main menu

    Select 2 for vCenter and Composer Info.

    vCenter and Composer Information display

    Scroll down and press Enter to continue.

    Press Enter to continue to the main menu

    Press 3 to Query the Pools

    Window appears displaying pool information.

    Close out of the Pool Query Window and you will be back at the main menu

    Select 4 to Query the Desktops based on various states

    Windows appear displaying Desktop state information.

    Scroll through each pool by pressing Enter

    Press Enter to return to the main menu after last pool is displayed. 

      Press 5 to show 0ut of date Horizon AgentsWindow Appears showing out of date agents. 

    View VM information then close the Window

    View VM information then close the Window

    Press Enter to continue

    Main Menu is displayed.

    Press 6 to show out of date Horizon Agents.

    View out of date Horizon Agents.  

    Close Window to continue.

    Press Enter 

    Press Enter to return to main menu

    Select Q to quit.

    Congratulations!  You have now experienced just a few examples of the power PowerCLI in action!

    Walkthrough Summary

  • Logged into the Demo Portal Landing Page
  • Launched Horizon Native Client Link
  • Entered EUC Demo Account credentials
  • Launch a Windows 7 Virtual Desktop
  • Launched Horizon PowerCLI shortcut
  • Logged in to the Connection Server prompt
  • Stepped through All 6 PowerCLI Sample Scripts
  • Check out the  TestDrive Support KB for further walkthroughs, FAQs and information regarding the VMware Global Demo Environment.

    For support or to report issues with any of the demo systems please send us an email .