To support the Browser Redirection feature, the remote desktops and client systems on which you install the agent and client software must meet certain requirements. You can also configure optional feature settings in the ~/.vmware/config, /usr/lib/vmware/config, or /etc/vmware/config file on the Linux client system.
With Browser Redirection, when an end user opens a website in a Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser in a remote desktop, the web page is rendered on the client system instead of the agent system, and it is displayed as an overlay on the remote browser's viewport. The viewport is the portion of the browser window that contains the content of the web page.
System Requirements for Browser Redirection
- Client system
- Horizon Client for Linux must be installed with the HTML5 Multimedia Redirection (HTML5MMR) and Browser Content Redirection (BCR) custom setup option selected. This option is selected by default. For more information, see Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Linux Using the Bundle Installer.
- The Browser Redirection feature is installed with default configuration settings. An administrator can modify these settings as described in Configuration Settings for Browser Redirection.
- Remote desktop
- Horizon Agent 7.10 or later must be installed on the virtual desktop or RDS host for published desktops. See the topics about installing Horizon Agent in the Desktops and Applications in Horizon 8 document.
- The VMware Browser Redirection agent-side group policy settings must be configured on the Active Directory server. See the topics about configuring Browser Redirection in the Horizon Remote Desktop Features and GPOs document.
- The Chrome browser or Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser must be installed.
- The VMware Horizon Browser Redirection extension must be installed in the browser. See the topics about configuring Browser Redirection on the agent machine in the Horizon Remote Desktop Features and GPOs document.
- Display protocol for the remote session
- VMware Blast
Limitations of the Browser Redirection Feature
The Browser Redirection feature has the following limitations for Linux clients.
- Redirection from published applications is not supported.
Configuration Settings for Browser Redirection
You can configure the Browser Redirection feature by specifying optional configuration settings described in the following table. To configure a setting, edit one of these configuration files on the Linux client system:
If you do not configure any of these settings, the Browser Redirection feature uses the default configuration.
|Use this option to specify the activation state of the Browser Redirection feature. Specify "TRUE" to activate the feature, or "FALSE" to deactivate it. The default is "TRUE".
|This option controls whether to allow use of the client webcam with the Browser Redirection feature. Specify "TRUE" to allow or "FALSE" to block use of the webcam. The default is "TRUE".
|This option controls whether the Browser Redirection feature allows users to visit websites that have certificate errors. Specify "TRUE" to allow or "FALSE" to block users from proceeding to websites with certificate errors. The default is "FALSE".
|This option controls whether the Browser Redirection feature saves cookies. When cookies are saved, users can stay logged in to websites across remote sessions. Specify "TRUE" to save cookies or "FALSE" to not save cookies. The default is "TRUE".