To help manage and troubleshoot the Horizon 7 for Linux software, you can gather information about a Horizon Agent installation on a Linux virtual machine.


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

    Run the following command:

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

    The output displays the Horizon Agent version. For example:


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

  • Gather information about Horizon Agent software.



    Horizon Agent installation directory




    Horizon Agent configuration


    Machine configuration


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

    A Horizon 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>