With the Session Collaboration feature, users can invite other users to join an existing Linux remote desktop session.

System Requirements for Session Collaboration

To support the Session Collaboration feature, your Horizon deployment must meet certain requirements.

Table 1. System Requirements for Session Collaboration
Component Requirements
Client system Session owners and collaborators must have Horizon Client 4.10 or later for Windows, Mac, or Linux installed on the client system, or must use HTML Access 4.10 or later.
Linux remote desktops Horizon Agent 7.7 or later must be installed in the Linux virtual desktop. The Session Collaboration feature must be enabled at the desktop pool and the VDI level.
Connection Server The Connection Server instance uses an Enterprise license.
Display protocol VMware Blast

For information about how to use the Session Collaboration feature, see the Horizon Client documentation.

Setting Session Collaboration Options in Configuration Files

Set the following option in the /etc/vmware/viewagent-custom.conf file to enable or disable the Session Collaboration feature.
  • CollaborationEnable
Set the following options in the /etc/vmware/config file to configure the settings used during a collaboration session.
  • collaboration.logLevel
  • collaboration.maxCollabors
  • collaboration.enableEmail
  • collaboration.serverUrl
  • collaboration.enableControlPassing
See Setting Options in Configuration Files on a Linux Desktop for more information.

Session Collaboration Feature Limitations

Users cannot use the following remote desktop features in a collaborative session.

  • USB redirection
  • Audio input redirection
  • Client drive redirection
  • Smart card redirection
  • Clipboard redirection

Users cannot change the remote desktop resolution in a collaborative session.

Users cannot have multiple collaboration sessions on the same client machine.