You must install Horizon Agent on the Linux desktops so that View Connection Server can communicate with and manage the desktops. Install Horizon Agent on a Linux Virtual MachineYou must install Horizon Agent on a Linux virtual machine before you can deploy the machine as a remote desktop. Enable Reversible Password EncryptionDuring installation, Horizon Agent must authenticate itself to View Connection Server as a View administrator. If the authentication mechanism is DIGEST-MD5, you must first enable the Active Directory (AD) setting Store password using reversible encryption for the administrator's account. Configure the Certificate for Linux AgentWhen you install Linux Agent, the installer generates a self-signed certificate for VMwareBlastServer. Create a Desktop Pool That Contains Linux Virtual MachinesTo configure Linux virtual machines for use as remote desktops, you create a manual desktop pool and add the Linux machines to the pool. Upgrade Horizon Agent on a Linux Virtual MachineYou can upgrade Horizon Agent on a Linux machine by installing the latest version of Horizon Agent.. Uninstalling and Reinstalling Horizon 7 for Linux MachinesTo uninstall Horizon 7 for Linux on a virtual machine, you must remove the unmanaged machine from the desktop pool, remove the registered machine from View, uninstall Horizon Agent, and remove configuration files. You can reinstall Horizon 7 for Linux by running the Horizon Agent installation script. How to Perform Power Operations on Linux Desktops from vSphereOccasionally, it might be necessary to perform power operations on Linux desktops from vSphere. Gather Information About Horizon 7 for Linux SoftwareTo help manage and troubleshoot the Horizon 7 for Linux software, you can gather information about a Horizon Agent installation on a Linux virtual machine.