You can configure a list of Connection Server instances and a default Connection Server instance for Horizon Client on enrolled Chromebooks.

When you configure a list of servers, the servers appear as shortcuts in Horizon Client. If you configure a default server, Horizon Client automatically connects to that server.

To configure a list of servers or a default server, you must create a JSON configuration file. A Chrome administrator must use the Google Admin console to upload the JSON configuration file for the Horizon Client app. For detailed information about using the Google Admin console, see the G Suite Administrator Help.

For example, the following JSON configuration file specifies a list of servers. The server property specifies the IP address or host name of the server, the username and domain properties specify the name and domain of a user that is entitled to use the server, and the description property specifies a description of the server. The username, domain, and description properties are optional.

{
  "broker_list": "
      {
          \"settings\": {
              \"server-list\": [{
                  \"server\": \"123.456.1.1\",
                  \"description\": \"View Server 1\",
                  \"username\": \"User1\",
                  \"domain\": \"TestDomain1\"
              }, {
                  \"server\": \"123.456.1.2\",
                  \"description\": \"View Server 2\",
                  \"username\": \"User2\",
                  \"domain\": \"TestDomain2\"
              }, {
                  \"server\": \"123.456.1.3\",
                  \"description\": \"View Server 3\",
                  \"username\": \"User3\",
                  \"domain\": \"TestDomain3\"
              }, {
                  \"server\": \"viewserver4.mydomain.com\",
                  \"description\": \"View Server 4\",
                  \"username\": \"User4\",
                  \"domain\": \"TestDomain4\"
              }]}
       }"
}

The following example shows how to use the default property to specify a default server. Valid values are true and false.

{
  "broker_list": "
      {
          \"settings\": {
              \"server-list\": [{
                  \"server\": \"123.456.1.1\",
                  \"description\": \"View Server 1\",
                  \"default\": true,
                  \"username\": \"User1\",
                  \"domain\": \"TestDomain1\"
              }]}
       }"
}

You can install Horizon Client only on certain Chromebook models. For information, see System Requirements for Chromebooks.