In this post I’ll show in detail how to configure Horizon Workspace to use an external database during the install process. This post is part of a series showing how to configure VMware Horizon Workspace in a production environment. You’ll need an external database to have multiple service virtual appliances, so this should be a requirement for your environment. This process was suprisingly not trivial for me, however it could have something to do with the fact that I haven’t used postgres sql in the past.
Over the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of work that’s required me to get into the Services control panel on Windows Server. While it’s fairly easy to get in and change the status of one service using the windows services control panel (WIN+R, Services.msc), it gets annoying when you need to do this multiple times, and even worse if you need to take action on multiple services.
Fortunately, powershell gives us the ability to do this very easily.