Horizon Agent for Linux has some dependency packages unique to a Linux distribution. You must install these packages before installing Horizon Agent for Linux.


Verify that a new virtual machine (VM) is created in vCenter Server and your Linux distribution is installed on the machine.


  1. Install the mandatory packages that are not installed or upgraded by default. The installer breaks the installation if any package does not meet the requirement.
    Table 1. Mandatory Dependency Packages

    Linux Distribution


    SLED 11 SP3/SP4

    Upgrade xorg-x11-server to a version later than

    zypper install xorg-x11-server

    SLES 12 SP1/SLED 12 SP1

    Upgrade xf86-video-vmware to a version later than 13.0.2-3.2 from the SUSE repository

    1. Register SUSE 12 to enable the SUSE repositories.

      SUSEConnect -r Registration Code -e Email
    2. Update the xf86-video-vmware version.

      zypper install xf86-video-vmware

    SLES 12

    Install python-gobject2 is required for SLES 12 Linux desktop when you are installing Horizon Agent.

    1. Register SUSE 12 to enable the SUSE repositories.

      SUSEConnect -r Registration Code -e Email
    2. Install python-gobject2.

      zypper install python-gobject2

    Ubuntu 14.04

    Upgrade indicator-session to 12.10.5+15.04.20150327, available in https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/wily/amd64/indicator-session/12.10.5+15.04.20150327-0ubuntu1

    wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/201393830/indicator-session_12.10.5+15.04.20150327-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i ./indicator-session_12.10.5+15.04.20150327-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 

    Ubuntu 16.04

    apt-get install python-dbus python-gobject

  2. Install the optional package for Horizon Agent.
    • By default, RHEL or CentOS 6.7 has glibc-2.12-1.166.el6.x86_64 installed which might cause a deadlock issue. As a result, the desktop connection is stuck. To overcome this issue, you must upgrade glibc to the latest version from an online repository.

      sudo yum install glibc