To use a Horizon FLEX virtual machine, you must install a Horizon FLEX Client on your local machine. Horizon FLEX includes two versions of the Horizon FLEX Client, one for Windows hosts and one for Mac hosts. You can select and install the appropriate Horizon FLEX Client for you.

To determine the appropriate Horizon FLEX Client version, see the Horizon FLEX release notes.

Horizon FLEX Client for Windows

If you have a Windows machine, you use Horizon FLEX Client for Windows (Workstation Player) to access your Horizon FLEX virtual machine. When you install Workstation Player with a Horizon FLEX license key, you can download and open a Horizon FLEX virtual machine on your Windows machine. You access all Workstation Player features through the main Workstation Player interface.

Workstation Player for Windows is the Horizon FLEX Client for Windows for Horizon FLEX. For more information about Workstation Player, see the Workstation Player for Windows documentation at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html.

Horizon FLEX Client for Mac

If you have a Mac, you use Horizon FLEX Client for Mac (Fusion Pro) to access your Horizon FLEX virtual machine. When you install Fusion Pro with a Horizon FLEX license key, you can download and open a Horizon FLEX virtual machine on your Mac. You access all Fusion Pro features through the main Fusion interface.

Fusion Pro is the Horizon FLEX Client for Mac for Horizon FLEX. For more information about Fusion Pro, see the Fusion Pro documentation at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/index.html.

Your Horizon FLEX administrator might provide your Horizon FLEX virtual machine on a server or a USB device, or install it on your local machine.

If your virtual machine is on a server, use your Horizon FLEX Client to download the virtual machine to your local machine. If your virtual machine is on a USB device or is installed on your local machine, use your Horizon FLEX Client to register the virtual machine with the Horizon FLEX server.