When you use the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol, you can extend a remote desktop to multiple monitors. If you have a Mac with Retina Display, you can see the remote desktop in full resolution.

With the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol, a remote desktop screen resolution of 4K (3840 x 2160) is supported. The number of 4K displays that are supported depends on the hardware version of the desktop virtual machine and the Windows version.

Hardware Version

Windows Version

Number of 4K Displays Supported

10 (ESXi 5.5.x compatible)

7, 8, 8.x, 10

1

11 (ESXi 6.0 compatible)

7

(3D rendering feature disabled and Windows Aero disabled)

3

11

7

(3D rendering feature enabled)

1

11

8, 8.x, 10

1

13

8, 8.x, 10

4

The remote desktop must have View Agent 6.2 or later, or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later, installed. For the best performance, the virtual machine should have at least 2 GB of RAM and 2 vCPUs. This feature might require good network conditions, such as a bandwidth of 1000 Mbps with low network latency and a low package loss rate.