Blast with HTML Access enables access to a desktop via any HTML5 compliant web browser.

To use Blast with HTML Access:

  • Each virtual desktop must have the latest versions of the Horizon Agent and DaaS Agent installed.

  • For internal access not via Access Point, SSL certificate install automation must be configured. See Automating SSL Certificate Install for VMware Blast.

  • There are additional requirements for launching remote applications, as described below.

System Requirements for Using HTML Access (Blast)

Browser on client system:

  • Chrome 41, 42, and 43

  • Internet Explorer 10 and 11

  • Safari 7 and 8 (Mobile Safari is not supported for this release.)

  • Firefox 36, 37, and 38

Client operating systems:

  • Windows 7 SP1 (32- or 64-bit)

  • Windows 8.x Desktop (32- or 64-bit)

  • Windows 10 desktop (32- or 64-bit)

  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)

  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)

  • Chrome OS 28.x or later

HTML Access (Blast) Support for RDSH Applications

Launching RDSH applications is supported in HTML Access.

Note the following:

  • Access Point 2.0 remote access gateway must be deployed (confirm with your Service Provider).

  • This functionality does not work for iOS or Android.