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

Information about installing VMware Horizon and configuring an initial deployment is provided. To help you protect your deployment, the guide also provides a discussion of security features.

For details on configuring and using the VMware Horizon adapter for vRealize Operations Cloud, see the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Horizon document.

Not all features and capabilities of VMware Horizon are available in all license editions. For a comparison of feature sets in each edition, see https://www.vmware.com/products/horizon.html.

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.