Hosts and virtual machines in a Horizon 7 deployment must meet specific hardware and operating system requirements. Compatibility Matrix for Various Versions of Horizon 7 ComponentsBecause large enterprises must often perform phased upgrades, components are designed to be somewhat forward and backward compatible, at least during upgrades. View Composer RequirementsWith View Composer, you can deploy multiple linked-clone desktops from a single centralized base image. View Composer has specific installation and storage requirements. Horizon Connection Server RequirementsHorizon Connection Server acts as a broker for client connections by authenticating and then directing incoming user requests to the appropriate remote desktops and applications. Horizon Connection Server has specific hardware, operating system, installation, and supporting software requirements. Supported Operating Systems for Horizon AgentThe Horizon Agent component (called View Agent in previous releases) assists with session management, single sign-on, device redirection, and other features. You must install Horizon Agent on all virtual machines, physical systems, and RDS hosts.