With HTML Access, the client system does not require any software other than a supported browser. The VMware Horizon deployment must meet certain software requirements.
- Browsers on the client system
Browser Version Chrome 86, 87 Internet Explorer 11 Safari 13, 14 Firefox 82, 83 Microsoft EdgeNote: Supported only on Windows clients. 44, 86, 87 VMware Workspace ONE Web The latest version in the Apple App Store (iOS devices) or Google Play Store (Android devices).Note:
- On an Android device, Chrome does not support the Windows key, multiple monitors, copy and paste to the system, file transfer, printing, H.264 decoding, credential cleanup, and an external mouse. The Del, Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+Y, Ctrl+Z key combinations do not work on the software keyboard.
- On a mobile device, Safari does not support an external mouse, the Windows key, multiple monitors, copy and paste to the system, file transfer, printing, H.264 decoding, and credential cleanup.
- Client operating systems
Operating System Version Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) macOS
10.13.x (High Sierra)
iOS 10 or later Android 7 or later
- Remote desktops
- HTML Access supports all the desktop operating systems that Horizon Agent supports.
- Pool settings
HTML Access requires certain pool settings.
- The Max resolution of any one monitor setting must be 1920x1200 or higher so that the remote desktop has at least 17.63 MB of video RAM.
- If you use 3D applications, or if end users use a MacBook with Retina Display or a Google Chromebook Pixel, see Setting the Screen Resolution.
- Connection Server
- Install the HTML Access component in Connection Server. For more information, see Preparing Connection Server.
- Third-party firewalls
Add rules to allow the following traffic:
- For servers, allow inbound traffic to TCP port 8443.
- For virtual desktop machines, allow inbound traffic (from servers) to TCP port 22443.
When you install the HTML Access component in Connection Server, the VMware Horizon View Connection Server (Blast-In) rule is enabled in the Windows Firewall. This rule configures the firewall to allow inbound traffic to TCP port 8443 automatically.
- Display protocols
When you use a web browser to access a remote desktop, the VMware Blast display protocol is used rather than PCoIP or Microsoft RDP. VMware Blast uses HTTPS (HTTP over SSL/TLS).