Keep in mind the following feature limitations and considerations when working with Linux farms, published desktop pools, and published application pools.
- Only virtual machines running RHEL Workstation 7.8, 8.1, or 8.2 or Ubuntu 18.04 can be configured as multi-session hosts for published desktops and published applications. vGPU capabilities are not supported for published applications.
- Published desktops and applications do not support the KDE desktop environment.
- All the host machines in a farm must be running the same operating system. For example, you can create a farm consisting of all Linux hosts or Windows hosts, but you cannot create a farm consisting of a mix of Linux and Windows hosts.
- All the Linux host machines in a farm must be running the same Linux distribution. For example, you can create a farm consisting of all RHEL hosts or all Ubuntu hosts, but you cannot create a farm consisting of a mix of RHEL and Ubuntu hosts.
- Published desktops do not support the following Horizon features:
- USB redirection
- Smart card redirection
- Each published desktop or published application can support up to 50 user sessions, if the host Linux virtual machine meets the minimum vCPU and vMemory requirements. For more information, see Create a Virtual Machine and Install Linux.
- To make it faster for users to start a remote desktop session, Horizon Agent can pre-launch a specified number of desktops per host machine. You can specify the number of pre-launched desktops by using the MaxSessionsBuffer configuration option in /etc/vmware/viewagent-custom.conf. See Setting Options in Configuration Files on a Linux Desktop.
- When running a Linux published application from Horizon Client for Windows, users can improve the application performance by setting the preference to hide window contents while dragging. For example, navigate to and deselect Show window contents while dragging.
- When logging in to a desktop to connect to a published application, users must enable Classic(X11 display server). Otherwise, the application window is displayed incorrectly, such as without minimize and maximize buttons.
- When connecting to a Linux published application from a client system using a multiple-monitor configuration, verify that all monitors have the identical scale setting. Otherwise, the application window cannot be moved between monitor screens.
- Linux published applications do not support enabling the Multi-Session Mode setting in the configuration wizard for application pools. When you create a Linux application pool, you can only configure it in single-session mode. For example, if a user opens a published application on client A and then opens the same published application or another published application based on the same farm on client B, then the session on client A is disconnected and reconnected on client B.
- Horizon Agent for Linux does not support session stealing between published desktops and published applications.
For example, if a user has opened a published desktop session and then attempts to open an application session based on the same farm, the desktop session remains active and the application session is not established. Likewise, if the user has opened an application session and then attempts to open a published desktop session based on the same farm, the application session remains active and the desktop session is not established.