vmware_horizon_view

Manage VMware Horizon View environment with Puppet

Andreas Wilke

andulla

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Version information

  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released Nov 16th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • windows

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andulla/vmware_horizon_view — version 0.0.1 Nov 16th 2015

vmware_horizon_view

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with vmware_horizon_view
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Overview

This module manage the PCOIP settings within a VMware Horizon with View environment for internal and external connections. It is also known as the secret weapon.

Module Description

This module allows to configure different PCOIP settings for internal and externe VMware Horizon with View connections. The following settings can be changed:

  • Enable or Disable the ThinPrint Services (TPAutoConnSvc and TPVCGateway)
  • Enable or Disable the PCOIP Build to Lossless configuration
  • Configure the PCoIP minimum image quality
  • Configure the PCoIP maximum initial image quality
  • Configure the PCoIP maximum frame rate
  • Configure the PCoIP use image setting
  • Configure the PCoIP clipboard state
  • Configure the PCoIP audio bandwidth limit
  • Configure the Exclude all USB Devices setting.

It also automates the configuration necessary to enable the puppet run during each internal and external connection.

Setup

What vmware_horizon_view affects

For more details please check the Blog https://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/2015/10/vmware-horizon-view-secret-weapon.html

Setup Requirements OPTIONAL

It will configure the following:

  • Automates the Script creation at C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Agent\scripts\runpuppetagent.vbs that will trigger a puppet agent -t run.
  • Automates the necessary Registy keys: HKLM\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\ScriptEvents\StartSession HKLM\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\ScriptEvents\StartSession\Bullet1 and value "wscript C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Agent\scripts\runpuppetagent.vbs" (string) HKLM\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Agent\Configuration\RunScriptsOnStartSession and value 1 (dword) HKLM\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\ScriptEvents\TimeoutsInMinutes and value 0 (dword)
  • enabling the Windows Script Host Service (WSSH)

Beginning with vmware_horizon_view

You can use the init.pp module inside your VMware Horizon with View template to configure the setup requirements. It will configure the described configurations independent from the parameter configurations.

Usage

First you need to specify the external broker DNS name parameter (external_broker_dns_name) and internal broker DNS name parameter (internal_broker_dns_name)

Beside that you can specify the following internal settings. If not specified the default values will be used.

You can specify the following settings for external connections:

  • Enable (true) or disable (false) the ThinPrint Services: external_stop_tpservices (default = true)
  • Enable (true) or disable (false) PCoIP Build to Lossless: external_enable_build_to_lossless (default = true)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP minimum image quality: external_minimum_image_quality (default = 30)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP maximum initial image quality: external_maximum_initial_image_quality (default = 70)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP maximum frame rate: external_maximum_frame_rate (default = 12)
  • Configuration of the Use image setting enabled (true) or disabled (false): external_use_image_setting (default = true)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP clipboard state: external_enable_server_clipboard_state (default = false)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP audio bandwidth limit: external_set_audio_bandwidth_limit (default = 80)
  • Configuration of to enable or disable exclude all usb devices: external_exclude_all_usb_devices (default = true),

You can specify the following settings for internal connections:

  • Enable (true) or disable (false) the ThinPrint Services: internal_stop_tpservices (default = false)
  • Enable (true) or disable (false) PCoIP Build to Lossless: internal_enable_build_to_lossless (default = false)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP minimum image quality: internal_minimum_image_quality (default = 40)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP maximum initial image quality: internal_maximum_initial_image_quality (default = 80)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP maximum frame rate: internal_maximum_frame_rate (default = 20)
  • Configuration of the Use image setting enabled (true) or disabled (false): internal_use_image_setting (default = true)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP clipboard state: internal_enable_server_clipboard_state (default = true)
  • Configuration of the PCoIP audio bandwidth limit: internal_set_audio_bandwidth_limit (default = 250)
  • Configuration of to enable or disable exclude all usb devices: internal_exclude_all_usb_devices (default = false)

The module also creates some custom facts for reporting:

  • horizon_view_pcoip_audio_bandwidth_limit: Information about the PCoIP audio bandwidth limit configuration before the puppet agent run.
  • horizon_view_pcoip_enable_build_to_lossless: Information about the PCoIP enable build to lossless configuration before the puppet agent run.
  • horizon_view_pcoip_maximum_frame_rate: Information about the PCoIP maximum frame rate configuration before the puppet agent run.
  • horizon_view_pcoip_maximum_initial_image_quality: Information about the PCoIP maximum initial image quality configuration before the puppet agent run.
  • horizon_view_pcoip_minimum_image_quality: Information about the PCoIP minimum image quality configuration before the puppet agent run.
  • horizon_view_pcoip_server_clipboard_state: Information about the PCoIP server clipboard state configuration before the puppet agent run.
  • horizon_view_pcoip_use_client_img_setting: Information about the PCoIP client img setting before the puppet agent run.
  • vdmstartsessionbrokerdnsname: Information about the vdmstartsessionbrokerdnsname before the puppet agent run.
  • viewclient_broker_dns_name: Information about the View Client broker DNS name of all VDM Brokers available within your

Limitations

  • Only works right now with one external and one internal VMware Horizon with View Desktop broker but can be extended to an array of possible broker names in future.

Development

For your ideas to extend the module please let me know your requests by creating issues at the github repository: https://github.com/Andulla/vmware_horizon_view/issues

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc Optional

Version 0.0.1: Initial Release of the module