Setting up a Horizon deployment for Android and Chromebook client devices involves using certain Connection Server configuration settings, meeting the system requirements for Horizon servers and client devices, and installing the
Horizon Client app.
System Requirements Android, thin client, and Chromebook devices that run Horizon Client must meet certain hardware and software requirements.
Preparing Connection Server for Horizon Client Before end users can connect to a server and access a remote desktop or published application, a Horizon administrator must configure certain Connection Server settings.
Installing Horizon Client You install Horizon Client in the same way that you install other Android apps. You can also use VMware Workspace ONE UEM to deliver Horizon Client to Android device users.
Using Embedded RSA SecurID Software Tokens If you create and distribute RSA SecurID software tokens to end users, users need enter only their PIN, rather than their PIN and a token code, to authenticate.
Create a Virtual Smart Card To use the derived credentials feature, you must create a virtual smart card to use when you log in to a server and connect to a remote desktop. One virtual smart card can hold multiple certificates.
Pair a Virtual Smart Card with Smart Card Middleware To use the derived credentials feature, you must create a group policy object (GPO) in Active Directory that pairs a virtual smart card with the smart card middleware installed on the remote desktop. You then apply the GPO to the organizational unit (OU) that contains the remote desktop.
Configure Device ID Sharing with OPSWAT If OPSWAT Mobile App is installed on the client device, you are prompted to share the client device ID when you start Horizon Client. You can also enable or disable device ID sharing by configuring a setting in Horizon Client.
Configure Advanced TLS Options You can select the security protocols and cryptographic algorithms that Horizon uses to encrypt communications between Horizon Client and servers, and between Horizon Client and Horizon Agent.
Configure VMware Blast Options You can configure VMware Blast options for remote desktop and published application sessions that use the VMware Blast display protocol.
Configure Seamless Window Mode on a Chromebook Device When Horizon Client for Android is installed on a Chromebook device, you can enable or disable seamless window mode. Seamless window mode is enabled by default. This feature requires Chrome OS M64 or later.
Configure Horizon Client in Thin Client Mode You can configure Horizon Client to work on a thin client.
Using the Google Admin Console to Configure Enrolled Chromebook Devices You can use the Google Admin console to configure Connection Sever settings on enrolled Chromebook devices.
Configure the Horizon Client Default View You can configure whether recently used remote desktops and published applications shortcuts, or server shortcuts, appear when you start Horizon Client.
Configure Horizon Client Data Sharing If a Horizon administrator has opted to participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), VMware collects and receives anonymous data from client systems through Connection Server. You can configure whether to share this client data with Connection Server.