Accessing Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure - Desktops and Applications

In this quick walkthrough we're going show you how to access Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Desktops and Applications from the TestDrive environment

Walkthrough Summary

  • Log in to Testdrive Portal
  • Launch the Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure and Applications User Portal from the nav bar section of your dashboard
  • Login to the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal
  • Connect to available Horizon Cloud Desktops and Apps from the portal
  • In order to access the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal and launch desktops and applications, please ensure you have the following:

    • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, signup here if you don't and follow this guide
    • Activated Horizon Cloud for your account by following the guide here
    • Latest Horizon Clients installed, available via direct download here
    • Network access from your device and TCP ports 80, 443, 4172 and 8443 enabled

    OK let's go, open your favorite web browser and navigate to the TestDrive Portal at:

    https://portal.vmtestdrive.com
    	

    Once you've logged in, click LAUNCH SERVICES, then under Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, click on Desktops and Apps.

    You will be directed to the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal. Enter your TestDrive credentials, making sure the domain is set to VMWDEMO

    Once logged in you will see your available RDS desktop and applications. Clicking on a desktop or application will launch it in the HTML 5 browser. Launch Paint.NET

    Paint.Net launches in the browser. In order to launch other applications or a desktop, click the sidebar tab on the left to expand the HTML Access UI, and click on the RDS desktop.

    The RDS desktop will launch and you can now launch Google Chrome and other applications inside the RDS desktop.

    That's a logical place to stop, let's have a quick recap of what happened!

    Walkthrough Summary

  • Log in to TestDrive Portal
  • Launch the Horizon Cloud User Portal from the nav bar section of your dashboard
  • Login to the Horizon Cloud User Portal
  • Connect to available Horizon Cloud Desktops and Applications from the portal
  • 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.