Horizon administrators create virtual machines with a guest operating system and install agent software in the guest operating system. End users can log in to these virtual machines from a client device.

For a list of the supported Windows guest operating systems, see "Supported Operating Systems for Horizon Agent" in the document Horizon 8 Installation and Upgrade.

Some Linux guest operating systems are also supported. For information about system requirements, configuring Linux virtual machines, and a list of supported features, see the Linux Desktops and Applications in Horizon 8 document.