This guide provides information about setting up a Linux virtual machine for use as a Linux desktop in a Horizon 8 deployment. The information includes preparing the Linux guest operating system, installing Horizon Agent on the virtual machine, and configuring the machine for use in a Horizon 8 deployment.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for anyone who wants to configure and use remote desktops that run on Linux guest operating systems. The information is written for experienced Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations.

Scope of This Guide

This guide includes information on installing, configuring, and using features supported specifically on Linux desktops in a Horizon 8 deployment.

For information on features supported on both Linux and Windows desktops, you can also refer to the following guides:

  • Windows Desktops and Applications in Horizon
  • Horizon Remote Desktop Features and GPOs