Horizon Workspace - External vFabric Postgres database

Version 9

    Introduction

    This paper details the setup scenarios for using VMware vFabric Postgres 9.1 for use with Horizon Workspace service-va to implement this service in HA mode or for production environments where external PostgreSQL database is a requirement.

    This document covers Horizon Workspace 1.0 and 1.5.

    vPostgres HA cluster setup and failover procedures is also included in v. 0.9

     

    Problem description

    When designing Horizon Workspace for production usage an external VMware VMware vFabric Postgres 9.1 is required.
    VMware vFabric Postgres is not included as part of Horizon Workspace licenses and should therefore be bought separately from Horizon Workspace.
    VMware vFabric Postgres is a new platform for most customers so little or no information exists on install, configure, scale and backup & restore operations of this platform.

    Typically customer don't want to introduce a new DB platform - PostgreSQL is for most customers a new platform - and often this comes up as a show-stopper when discussing production implementations of Horizon Workspace as MSSQL or Oracle is the typical database deployed with enterprise customers which Horizon Workspace does not support in the initial release.