Horizon 6 version 6.2.1 introduces a number of new features for Linux desktops. The following list presents the key features.

Virtual Machine Clone Type

The following clone types are supported:

  • Linked clone

  • Full clone

Linked-clone virtual machines (VMs) share the operating system image of a parent VM and require less storage than full-clone VMs.

Desktop Pool Type

The following desktop pool types are supported:

  • Dedicated

  • Floating

With a dedicated pool, once a user is assigned a desktop, the assignment is permanent. A user can log out, log back in, and see the same desktop. With a floating pool, desktop assignments are not permanent. A user might see a different desktop after logging out and logging back in.

Audio Out

A user can listen to the audio that the desktop produces.

Multiple Monitors

Four monitors, each with a maximum resolution of 2560x1600, are supported.

Lossless PNG

Images and videos that are generated on a desktop are rendered on the client device in a pixel-exact manner.

3D Graphics

3D graphics is supported with the following combinations of Linux versions and graphics cards:

  • vSGA is supported on RHEL 7.1 Workstation x64 with NVIDIA GRID K1 or K2 graphics cards.

  • vDGA is supported on RHEL 6.6 Workstation x64 with NVIDIA GRID K1 or K2 graphics cards.

  • vGPU is supported on RHEL 6.6 Workstation x64 with NVIDIA Maxwell M60 graphics cards.

  • vGPU is supported on RHEL 7.1 Workstation x64 with NVIDIA Maxwell M60 graphics cards.

Clipboard Redirection

  • Rich text and plain text support on RHEL 6.6 Workstation x64.

  • Rich text and plain text support on CentOS 6.6 x64.

Single Sign-on

Single sign-on is supported on the following Linux versions:

  • RHEL 6.6 Workstation x64

  • CentOS 6.6 x64

Smart Card Redirection

Smart card redirection is supported on RHEL 6.6 Workstation x64. Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards and Common Access Cards (CAC) are supported. Mac client is not supported.

Note:

Clipboard redirection is not officially supported on Ubuntu. However, the feature should work after installing the libexpat1 component with the command apt-get install libexpat1.

Linux desktops and desktop pools have the following limitations:

  • Automated provisioning and other features that are provided only with automated desktop pools are not supported. For example, the refresh on logoff operation is not available.

  • USB redirection, virtual printing, location-based printing, and Real-Time Audio-Video are not supported.

  • HTML Access is not supported.

Note:

When a security server is used, port 22443 must be open in the internal firewall to allow traffic between the security server and the Linux desktop.