The Horizon User Sessions dashboard provides a quick view of all types of sessions running in your Horizon environment. The widgets on the dashboard are organized into three columns: the left column contains widgets for VDI desktop sessions, the middle column contains widgets for RDS desktop sessions, and the right column contains widgets for application sessions. Each column contains a Heat Map widget and four Top-N Analysis widgets.

You can click the Dashboard Navigation button on any widget toolbar to navigate to the Horizon Remote Session Details dashboard and see detailed information about a particular session.


RDS desktop sessions and application sessions are specific to View with 6.1 and later and VMware Horizon 6 version 6.1 or later environments.

Tips for Using the Horizon User Sessions Dashboard

  • The colored rectangles in the VDI Desktop Sessions, RDS Desktop Sessions, and Application Sessions widgets represent particular objects. For example, in the VDI Desktop Sessions widget, each rectangle represents a particular VDI desktop. You can point to a rectangle to view basic information about its associated object.

  • The size of the rectangle indicates the value of one metric, the color of the rectangle indicates the value of another metric, and the widget configuration determines which metric values the widget shows. For example, if you select Sized by Workload - Colored by Health from the Configuration drop-down menu, rectangles are sized according to the value of the workload metric and are colored according to the value of the health metric. Red indicates a low value and green indicates the high end of the value range.

  • Use the Top-N Analysis widgets to view the sessions of each type that have the highest latency, transmission bandwidth, transmission packet loss, and logon times. Viewing the extreme performers in any category can help you to assess the overall performance of your environment.