You can configure AirWatch to deliver Horizon Client to Android for Work device users.

About this task

Use this procedure only if your environment is set up for Android for Work. If your environment is not set up for Android for Work, see Configure AirWatch to Deliver Horizon Client to Android Devices.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that your AirWatch environment is integrated with Android for Work. See the AirWatch documentation or online help.

  • Install and deploy AirWatch. You must install AirWatch Server v8.0 FP02 or later and AirWatch Agent v4.2 or later. See http://www.air-watch.com. You can download AirWatch Agent from Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore for Android.

  • Become familiar with the AirWatch console. This procedure assumes that you know how to use the AirWatch console. See the AirWatch documentation or online help.

  • Verify that you have a corporate Google account. You must have a corporate Google account to enroll Android for Work devices. For information about the enrollment process, see the AirWatch documentation or online help.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the AirWatch Console as an administrator.
  2. Create and configure a smart group for your Horizon Client users in AirWatch.
    1. Select Groups and Settings > Groups > Assignment Groups.
    2. Click Add Smart Group.
    3. Enter the smart group name, select the smart group type, and configure the smart group properties.
    4. Click Save.
  3. Add the Horizon Client application to AirWatch.
    1. Select Apps & Books > Applications > List View.
    2. On the Public tab, click Add Application.
    3. Select Android from the Platform drop-down menu, click Search App Store, enter com.vmware.view.client.android in the Name text box, and click Next.
    4. Click Select next to the Horizon Client application.
    5. Click Save & Publish.
  4. Assign the Horizon Client application to users and configure the deployment details.
    1. Select Apps & Books > Applications > List View.
    2. On the Public tab, click the Edit icon next to the Horizon Client application.
    3. On the Assignment tab, assign the Horizon Client application to the smart group that you created.
    4. On the Deployment tab, select a push mode, select the Send Application Configuration check box, enter broker_list in the Configuration Key text box, select String from the Value Type drop-down menu, and enter a list of default Connection Server instances in the Configuration Value text box in JSON format.

      The Connection Server instances that you specify appear as shortcuts in Horizon Client.

      The following example specifies four default Connection Server instances. The server property specifies the IP address or host name and the description property specifies a description of the server.

      {"settings":{
      "server-list":[
      {"server":"123.456.1.1", "description":"View server 1"},
      {"server":"123.456.1.2", "description":"View server 2"},
      {"server":"123.456.1.3", "description":"View server 3"},
      {"server":"viewserver4.mydomain.com", "description":"View server 4"},
      ]
      }
      }
    5. Click Save & Publish to make the Horizon Client application available to end users.
  5. Enroll Android for Work devices.

    You use your corporate Google account to enroll the devices.

  6. In the AirWatch Console, install the Horizon Client application on each device.

Results

AirWatch delivers Horizon Client to the devices in the smart group that you created.

When a user starts Horizon Client, Horizon Client communicates with the AirWatch Agent on the device.

If you configured a default list of Connection Server instances, AirWatch pushes the server information to the AirWatch Agent on devices and shortcuts for those servers appear in Horizon Client.

What to do next

You can use the AirWatch console to edit the Horizon Client application and push those changes to mobile devices. For example, you can add a default Connection Server instance to the server list for the Horizon Client application.