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.

For a list of the supported Windows guest operating systems, see the View Installation document.

Some Linux guest operating systems are also supported if you have View Agent 6.1.1 or later, or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later. For information about system requirements, configuring Linux virtual machines for use in Horizon, and a list of supported features, see Setting Up Horizon 6 for Linux Desktops or Setting Up Horizon 7 for Linux Desktops.