You can configure AirWatch to deliver Horizon Client to iOS device users.

Before you begin

  • Install and deploy AirWatch. See http://www.air-watch.com.

  • Become familiar with the AirWatch console. This procedure assumes you know how to use the AirWatch console. For more information, see the AirWatch documentation or online help.

About this task

You can optionally specify a default list of Connection Server instances. The Connection Server instances that you specify appear as shortcuts in Horizon Client.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the AirWatch console as an administrator.
  2. Select Accounts > Users > List View, click Add User, and add user accounts for the users who will run Horizon Client on their mobile devices.
  3. Select Accounts > Users > User Groups, click Add, and create a user group for the user accounts that you created.
  4. Upload and add the Horizon Client application to AirWatch.
    1. Select Apps & Books > Applications > List View and click Add Application on the Public tab.
    2. Search for and select VMware Horizon Client for Apple iOS in the App Store.
    3. On the Info tab, type an application name and specify the supported iOS device models.
    4. On the Assignment tab, assign the Horizon Client application to the user group that you created.
    5. (Optional) : Configure one or more default servers.

      The servers that you specify appear as shortcuts in VMware Horizon Client.

      Note:

      This feature is supported only for iOS 7 and later devices. You cannot push a default Connection Server list to an iOS 6 device.

      Option

      Description

      Configure server, user name, and domain information

      On the Deployment tab, select a push mode, select the Send Application Configuration check box, enter broker_list in the Configuration Key text box, select String from the Value Type drop-down menu, and enter a list of default servers in the Configuration Value text box in JSON format.

      Use the server property to specify the IP address or host name of the server, the username and domain properties to specify the name and domain of a user that is entitled to the server, and the description property to specify a description of the server.

      The following example specifies four default servers.

      {"settings":{
      "server-list":[
      {"server":"123.456.1.1","description":"View server 1"},
      {"server":"123.456.1.2","description":"View server 2"},
      {"server":"123.456.1.3","description":"View server 3"},
      {"server":"viewserver4.mydomain.com","description":"View server 4","username":"vmware","domain":"view"}
      ]}}

      Configure server information only

      On the Deployment tab, select a push mode, select the Send Application Configuration check box, enter servers in the Configuration Key text box, select String from the Value Type drop-down menu, and enter the IP address or host name of a server in the Configuration Value text box. servers is case sensitive.

      To specify a list of servers, enter multiple IP addresses or host names, separated by commas, in the Configuration Value text box.

      The following example specifies three default servers.

      123.456.1.1, viewserver4.mydomain.com, 123.456.1.2
    6. Publish the Horizon Client application.
  5. Install and set up the AirWatch MDM Agent on each iOS device.

    You can download the AirWatch MDM Agent from iTunes.

  6. Use the AirWatch console to install the Horizon Client application on the mobile devices.

    You cannot install the Horizon Client application before the effective date on the Deployment tab.

Results

AirWatch delivers Horizon Client to the iOS devices in the user group that you associated with the Horizon Client application.

When a user launches Horizon Client, Horizon Client communicates with the AirWatch MDM Agent on the device. If you configured a default list of Connection Server instances, AirWatch pushes the server information to the AirWatch MDM Agent on the device and shortcuts for those servers appear in Horizon Client.

What to do next

You can use the AirWatch console to edit the Horizon Client application and push those changes to iOS devices. For example, you can add a default Connection Server instance to the server list for the Horizon Client application.