You can collect diagnostic information to help VMware Technical Support diagnose and resolve issues with a Linux virtual machine that you are using to provision remote Horizon 8 resources. You create a Data Collection Tool (DCT) bundle that gathers the machine's configuration information and logs into a compressed tarball.

For more information, see "Using DCT to Collect Logs for Remote Desktop Features and Components" in the Horizon 8 Administration document.


  1. Log in to the Linux virtual machine as a user with the required privileges.
  2. Open a command prompt and run the script.
    sudo /usr/lib/vmware/viewagent/bin/


The script generates a tarball that contains the DCT bundle. For example:
The tarball is generated in the directory from which the script was executed (the current working directory).