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 AirWatch to deliver Horizon Client to Android device users.
Configuring a List of Servers and a Default Server for Chromebook Devices You can configure a list of Connection Server instances and a default Connection Server instance for Horizon Client on enrolled Chromebook devices.
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 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.
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 H.264 decoding for remote desktop and published application sessions that use the VMware Blast display protocol.
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 your Horizon administrator has opted to participate in the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects and receives anonymous data on client systems to prioritize hardware and software compatibility. You can configure whether to share information on your client system by enabling or disabling a setting in Horizon Client.