To help manage and troubleshoot the Horizon 6 for Linux software, you can gather information about a View Agent installation on a Linux virtual machine.


  • Identify the View Agent version that is running on a Linux machine.

    Run the following command:

    cat /usr/lib/vmware/viewagent/Product.txt

    The output displays the View Agent version. For example:


    where x.x is the product version and yyyyyyy is the build number.

  • Gather information about View Agent software.



    View Agent installation directory




    View Agent configuration


    Machine configuration


  • Stop, start, or restart the View Agent service.

    A View Agent service with these operations is provided on the Linux distributions. For example, on Ubuntu 12.04, you can run the following command:

    sudo service viewagent <stop/start/restart>