The Mac on which you install Horizon Client, and the peripherals it uses, must meet certain system requirements.

Mac models
Any 64-bit Intel-based Mac
ARM M1-based Mac running in emulation with Rosetta 2
At least 4 GB of RAM
Operating systems
  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Big Sur (11)
Smart card authentication
See Smart Card Authentication Requirements.
Touch ID authentication
See Touch ID Authentication Requirements.
Connection Server and Horizon Agent
Latest maintenance release of Horizon 7 version 7.5 and later releases.

If client systems connect from outside the corporate firewall, use a Unified Access Gateway appliance so that client systems do not require a VPN connection. If your company has an internal wireless network to provide routable access to remote desktops that devices can use, you do not need to set up Unified Access Gateway or a VPN connection.

Display protocols
  • PCoIP
  • VMware Blast
Network protocols
  • IPv4
  • IPv6

For information about using Horizon in an IPv6 environment, see the Horizon Installation document.