End users start Horizon Client to log in to a connection broker.

  • In a typical Horizon 8 deployment, the connection broker is the Horizon Connection Server, which integrates with Windows Active Directory and provides access to remote desktops hosted on a VMware vSphere server, a physical PC, or a multi-session host such as Microsoft RDS. Horizon Connection Server also provides access to published applications on a multi-session host.

The high-level example of a Horizon 8 environment below shows the relationships between the major components.

Figure 1. High-level Example of a VMware Horizon 8 Environment

High-level Example of a VMware Horizon 8 Environment