You can use command-line installation parameters to install Horizon Client on a Linux system.

For instructions on how to download the Horizon Client for Linux installer, see Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Linux from VMware Product Downloads.

Install Horizon Client silently by using the --console parameter along with other command-line parameters and environment variable settings. With silent installation, you can efficiently deploy Horizon components in a large enterprise.

The following table lists the parameters you can use when you run the VMware-Horizon-Client-YYMM-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle installer file.
Table 1. Linux Command-Line Installation Parameters
Option Description
--help Displays usage information.
--console Enables you to use the command-line installer in a Terminal window.
--custom Shows all installation questions, even if default answers have been scripted, such as, for example, by using the --set-setting options.

The default is --regular, which means show only questions that do not have a default answer.

--eulas-agreed Agrees to the end-user license agreement.
--gtk Opens the GUI-based VMware installer, which is the default option. If the GUI cannot be displayed or loaded for any reason, console mode is used.
--ignore-errors or -I Allows the installation to continue even if there is an error in one of the installer scripts. Because the section that has an error does not complete, the component might not be properly configured.
--regular Shows installation questions that have not been answered before or are required. This option is the default.
--required Shows the license agreement prompt only and then proceeds to install the client.

The default is --regular, which means show only questions that do not have a default answer.

--set-setting vmware-horizon-html5mmr html5mmrEnable yes Installs the HTML5 multimedia redirection optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-integrated-printing vmipEnable yes Installs the VMware Integrated Printing optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-media-provider mediaproviderEnable yes Installs the VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-teams-optimization teamsOptimizationEnable yes Installs the Media Optimization for Microsoft Teams component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-mmr mmrEnable yes Installs the multimedia redirection (MMR) optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-rtav rtavEnable yes Installs the ​Real-Time Audio-Video optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-scannerclient scannerEnable yes Installs the scanner redirection optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-serialportclient serialportEnable yes Installs the serial port redirection optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-smartcard smartcardEnable yes Installs the smart card redirection optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-tsdr tsdrEnable yes Installs the client drive redirection optional component.
--set-setting vmware-horizon-usb usbEnable yes Installs the USB redirection optional component.
--stop-services Do not register and start installed services.
For a detailed description of each optional component, see Installation Options.
In addition to the parameters listed in the table, you can set the following environment variables.
Table 2. Linux Environment Variable Installation Settings
Variable Description
TERM=dumb Displays a basic text UI.
VMWARE_EULAS_AGREED=yes Allows you to silently accept the product EULAs.
VMIS_LOG_LEVEL=value Use one of the following values for value:
  • INFO

Log information is recorded in /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-installer-pid.log.

Silent Installation Commands

Following is an example of how to install Horizon Client silently, and, for each component, the example specifies whether to install that component.

sudo env TERM=dumb VMWARE_EULAS_AGREED=yes \

./VMware-Horizon-Client-YYMM-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle --console \

--set-setting vmware-horizon-usb usbEnable no \

--set-setting vmware-horizon-smartcard smartcardEnable no \
--set-setting vmware-horizon-rtav rtavEnable yes \

--set-setting vmware-horizon-tsdr tsdrEnable yes \

--set-setting vmware-horizon-scannerclient scannerEnable yes \

--set-setting vmware-horizon-serialportclient serialportEnable yes \

--set-setting vmware-horizon-mmr mmrEnable yes \

--set-setting vmware-horizon-media-provider mediaproviderEnable yes \

--set-setting vmware-horizon-teams-optimization teamsOptimizationEnable yes

This next example shows how to perform a silent installation of Horizon Client using the default settings.

sudo env TERM=dumb VMWARE_EULAS_AGREED=yes \
./VMware-Horizon-Client-YYMM-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle --console --required