VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ delivers virtual desktops and applications as a secure workspace on any device, anywhere, from capacity located in Microsoft Azure, in the VMware cloud, and in on-premises hardware environments. From this page, you can navigate to the documentation for the various Horizon Cloud deployment modes.

Horizon Cloud has three distinct deployment modes:

  • VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ on Microsoft Azure, when pairing the service with Microsoft Azure cloud capacity from your Microsoft Azure account

  • VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ with Hosted Infrastructure, when pairing the service with VMware cloud capacity

  • VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ with On-Premises Infrastructure, when pairing the service with on-premises hyper-converged infrastructure that you purchase separately

Use the navigation tree to the left of this page to drill down into the product documents for each deployment mode and the version you are using. The links below go to the HTML formats unless otherwise indicated.

Current Versions

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Version 1.6

The Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure documentation links below reflect the features available in the current up-to-date level of the cloud service. Nodes deployed new in this release or upgraded to this release have software version numbers higher than 715. A node's version number is displayed in the node's summary page when you view it using the Horizon Cloud Administration Console.

Note:

If your nodes have version numbers lower than 715, some of the new features will not be visible in the Administration Console or will not yet be available for those nodes until the nodes are upgraded to the current version. Contact your VMware Horizon Cloud representative to initiate the process of upgrading your existing nodes to the current version. The overall node update process is described in the Updating Your Horizon Cloud Node topic.

Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure Version 18.1

Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure Version 1.3

Previous Versions

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Previous Versions 1.5 and 1.4

The 1.5 and 1.4 releases are superseded by the 1.6 release. Documentation for the superseded versions is replaced in this docs.vmware.com portal, to keep the documentation at the same level as the cloud service. The release notes for version 1.5 only is available at ../VMware-Horizon-Cloud-Service/services/rn/Horizon-Cloud-on-Microsoft-Azure-15-Release-Notes.html.

Nodes deployed in the superseded releases have software version numbers lower than 696.0. A node's version number is displayed in the node's summary page when you view it in the Horizon Cloud Administration Console. If your nodes have version numbers lower than 690.0, some of the new features will not be visible in the Administration Console or will not be available for those nodes until the nodes are upgraded to the current version. Contact your VMware Horizon Cloud representative to initiate the process of upgrading your existing nodes to the current version. The overall node update process is described in the Updating Your Horizon Cloud Node topic.

Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure Version 17.2

Note:

If you navigated here from the Help menu in Horizon Cloud and if this text appears at the top of your browser window, note that you are currently running version 17.2 of the product. If you navigate to other locations on this page, remember to refer ONLY to documents for version 17.2, which you can access using the links below or those in the menu on the left side of this page.

Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure Version 17.1

Note:

If you navigated here from the Help menu in Horizon Cloud and if this text appears at the top of your browser window, note that you are currently running version 17.1 of the product. If you navigate to other locations on this page, remember to refer ONLY to documents for version 17.1, which you can access using the links below or those in the menu on the left side of this page.

Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure Version 16.11

Note:

If you navigated here from the Help menu in Horizon Cloud and if this text appears at the top of your browser window, note that you are currently running version 16.11 of the product. If you navigate to other locations on this page, remember to refer ONLY to documents for version 16.11, which you can access using the links below or those in the menu on the left side of this page.

Horizon Air Version 16.6

Note:

If you navigated here from the Help menu in Horizon Cloud and if this text appears at the top of your browser window, note that you are currently running version 16.6 of the product. If you navigate to other locations on this page, remember to refer ONLY to documents for version 16.6, which you can access using the links below or those in the menu on the left side of this page.

Horizon Air Version 15.3.2

Note:

If you navigated here from the Help menu in Horizon Cloud and if this text appears at the top of your browser window, note that you are currently running version 15.3.2 of the product. If you navigate to other locations on this page, remember to refer ONLY to documents for version 15.3.2, which you can access using the links below or those in the menu on the left side of this page.