Setting up a Horizon deployment for Mac clients involves using certain Connection Server configuration settings, meeting the client and server system requirements, and downloading and installing
Horizon Client for Mac from the VMware Web site.
System Requirements for Mac Clients The Mac on which you install Horizon Client, and the peripherals it uses, must meet certain system requirements.
System Requirements for Real-Time Audio-Video Real-Time Audio-Video works with standard webcam, USB audio, and analog audio devices, and with standard conferencing applications like Skype, WebEx, and Google Hangouts. To support Real-Time Audio-Video, your Horizon deployment must meet certain software and hardware requirements.
Smart Card Authentication Requirements Client devices that use a smart card for user authentication must meet certain requirements.
Touch ID Authentication Requirements To use Touch ID for user authentication in Horizon Client, you must meet certain requirements.
Requirements for Using URL Content Redirection With the URL Content Redirection feature, URL content can be redirected from the client machine to a remote desktop or application (client-to-agent redirection), or from a remote desktop or application to the client machine (agent-to-client redirection).
Requirements for Using Skype for Business with Horizon Client An end user can run Skype for Business inside a virtual desktop without negatively affecting the virtual infrastructure and overloading the network. All media processing takes place on the client machine, instead of in the virtual desktop, during Skype audio and video calls.
Requirements for the Session Collaboration Feature With the Session Collaboration feature, users can invite other users to join an existing Windows remote desktop session. To support the Session Collaboration feature, your Horizon deployment must meet certain requirements.
Supported Desktop Operating Systems A Horizon administrator creates virtual machines that have a guest operating system and installs agent software in the guest operating system. End users can log in to these virtual machines from a client device.
Preparing Connection Server for Horizon Client A Horizon administrator must perform specific tasks to enable end users to connect to remote desktops and applications.
Install Horizon Client on Mac You install Horizon Client on Mac client systems from a disk image file.
Upgrade Horizon Client Online You can configure Horizon Client to check for and install updates automatically each time it starts. You can also check for and install updates manually.
Add Horizon Client to the Dock You can add Horizon Client to the Dock.
Setting the Certificate Checking Mode in Horizon Client You can determine whether client connections are rejected if any or some server certificate checks fail by configuring a setting in Horizon Client.
Configure Advanced TLS/SSL Options You can select the security protocols and cryptographic algorithms that are used to encrypt communications between Horizon Client and Horizon servers and between Horizon Client and the agent in the remote desktop.
Configuring Log File Collection Values Horizon Client generates log files in the ~/Library/Logs/VMware Horizon Client directory on the Mac client. Administrators can configure the maximum number of log files and the maximum number of days to keep log files by setting keys in the /Library/Preferences/com.vmware.horizon.plist file on a Mac client.
Configure VMware Blast Options You can configure H.264 decoding and network condition options for remote desktop and application sessions that use the VMware Blast display protocol.
Horizon Client Data Collected by VMware If your company participates in the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects data from certain Horizon Client fields. Fields that contain sensitive information are anonymous.