Installation, configuration, and use of the VMware Horizon Certification on a Windows client are all covered in this guide. A Horizon deployment that includes Microsoft Windows computers and laptops is the target audience for this guide, geared at administrators.
Those familiar with virtual machine technologies and data centre management are the target audience for this content. Alternatively, you can use the VMware Horizon Client for Windows online support or refer to the VMware Horizon Client for Windows User Guide.
What is VMware Horizon?
In the data centre or the cloud, VDI solutions like VMware Horizon allow IT departments to operate desktop and remote apps and virtual machines, which are then made available as managed services to its employees.
Simplified and automatic security management for desktops and applications for admins. Virtual desktops may be instantly created and securely managed as services from a single control plane by administrators, based on the location and user profile needed. In addition, VMware Horizon can be deployed locally, in the cloud, and across many clouds.
End-users can connect to custom virtual desktops or remote RDSH applications from their corporate laptops, home PCs, Macs, thin clients, or mobile devices, depending on their preferences. Horizon provides a consistent user experience across devices, locations, and networks for virtualized services.
Cloud-based virtual desktop workloads may be moved to Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and VMware Cloud on AWS thanks to VMware Horizon, which secures data and complies with a slew of rules and industry standards.
Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Architectures for VMware Horizon
Starting with VMware Horizon, vSphere, Microsoft RDSH, and virtual desktop servers on-premise and employing a cloud-based control plane is an option for organizations seeking a speedy hybrid architecture set up.
A VMware Horizon hybrid and multi-cloud architecture solution are typically used by enterprises when urgent concerns need to be addressed. For example, setting up a remote office assures business continuity, catastrophe recovery, and high availability.
Enterprises can keep certain Horizon pods running locally while deploying and extending desktop and application pods to multiple public or private clouds. It is, therefore, possible for companies to switch from a local to cloud deployment at any time. Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure or IBM Cloud is a dedicated cloud service for VMware vSphere infrastructure.
Prerequisites and Configuration for Windows-Based Clients
To use Horizon Client components, hardware and software requirements must be met. Microsoft Internet Explorer’s Internet settings, including proxy settings, are used when connecting to a server via the Horizon Client on Windows. To visit the server URL with Internet Explorer, be sure that your Internet Explorer settings are correct and that you may do so.
Horizon Client for Windows can be downloaded on PCs and laptops that are running a suitable version of Windows. Horizon Client’s hardware requirements include a compatible computer or laptop, as well as the peripherals it makes use of.
Models: All Windows x86 or x86-64 devices
Memory: A minimum of 1 GB of RAM
Windows: Horizon Client in nested mode is supported on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019. For details on the features provided in the nested method.
● n PCoIP
● n VMware Blast
● n RDP
● n IPv4
● n IPv6
The Installation Process
The Horizon Client is a local application that can view streaming applications.
- VMware provides a Windows Installer; download it.
- Execute the installation by double-clicking it.
- Install the Horizon Client by following the on-screen prompts.
- Once the installation is complete, click on VMware Horizon Client in the Start Menu.
- When the Horizon Client is launched for the first time, you will be prompted for a Connection server.
- Select Add Server.
- Enter the following URL for the Connection Server: https://view.euc.untsystem.edu
- Connect by clicking
- Utilize your UNT credentials to log in.
- Click on “Login”
Conclusion: Final Thoughts!
The modern workforce is highly mobile. Their PCs, tablets, and cell phones must be productive. That’s why many IT departments have deployed VMware Horizon Certification to run virtual desktops and applications on-premises or in the cloud and deliver them remotely.
Personalized virtual desktops or applications can be accessed from company laptops, home PCs, thin clients, Macs and smartphones. Keep virtual desktops and apps on-premises or in a private or public cloud like Microsoft Azure, VMware CloudTM on AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, or other partner clouds to keep data secure. As a result, IT can simplify management and control costs while end-users enjoy working anytime, anywhere, and on any device.