Planning Your Horizon Deployment provides an introduction to VMware Horizon™, including a description of its major features and deployment options and an overview of how the components are typically set up in a production environment.

This guide answers the following question:

  • Does the product solve the problems you need it to solve?

Not all features and capabilities of VMware Horizon are available in all license editions. For a comparison of feature sets in each edition, see

To help you protect your installation, this guide also provides a discussion of security features.

A high-level procedure for installing VMware Horizon and configuring an initial deployment is also provided.

Intended Audience

This information is for IT decision makers, architects, administrators, and others who need to familiarize themselves with the components and capabilities of this product. With this information, architects and planners can determine whether VMware Horizon satisfies the requirements of their enterprise for efficiently and securely delivering virtual desktops and applications to their end users.