When you define a Horizon Smart Policy or environment variable in Dynamic Environment Manager, you can add conditions that must be met for the policy or variable to take effect. For example, you can add a condition that deactivates the client drive redirection feature only if a user connects to the remote desktop from outside your corporate network.

Important: You must add the following conditions to a Horizon Smart Policy or environment variable definition in order for the supported settings to take effect in a remote Linux desktop. These are the only conditions that are currently supported. If other conditions are set, the result of the condition evaluation is false.
Table 1. Required Conditions for Remote Linux Desktops
Condition Description
Operating System Architecture Checks the architecture of the operating system. The value must be set to Linux.
Endpoint IP address Checks whether the endpoint IP address is in or not in the specified range. Empty fields at the start of the range are interpreted as 0, and the ones at the end as 255.
Endpoint Platform Specifies the operating system of the user's client system. The remote display protocol must be set to Blast/PCoIP.
Horizon Client Property

This condition supports the client location property, which specifies the location of the user's client system. You can specify one of the following values:

  • Internal: The policy takes effect only if the client user connects to the remote desktop from within the corporate network.
  • External: The policy takes effect only if the client user connects to the remote desktop from outside the corporate network.

For information about defining the internal and external network by setting the gateway location for a Connection Server or security server host, see Configure the Gateway Location for a Horizon Connection Server or Security Server Host.

For information about defining the internal and external network by setting the gateway location for an Access Point appliance, see Deploying and Configuring VMware Unified Access Gateway, which is part of the Unified Access Gateway Documentation.

You can, however, set multiple Endpoint IP address conditions and combine them with other conditions, as shown in the following example.
Operating system is Linux

AND Endpoint IP address is in range 11.22.33.44 - 11.22.33.54
OR Endpoint IP address is in range 11.22.33.66 - 11.22.33.77

AND Blast/PCoIP endpoint platform is Windows

AND Horizon client property 'Client location' is equal to 'External'

For detailed information about adding and editing conditions in the Dynamic Environment Manager Management Console, see the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Administration Guide.