Install VMware Horizon Client on Linux ARM Device
VMware Horizon Client
VMware Horizon Client allows your end users to connect to their VMware Horizon View VM from a device of choice.
The Horizon Client app communicates with the View Connection Server, which acts as a broker between the client device and View desktops. Users enter credentials into Horizon Client and the View Connection Server authenticates them and then finds their virtual desktops.
IT administrators can also use Horizon Client and the View Connection Server to deliver Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) desktops and applications from an RDSH farm or to deliver VMware ThinApp applications within Horizon View.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> VMware Horizon Client
To run in a terminal: vmware-view
Fortunately, VMware Horizon Client is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
- Use Pi-Apps to install VMware Horizon Client.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
VMware Horizon Client will only run on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS. Pi-Apps will not let you install VMware Horizon Client on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM64 OS.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install VMware Horizon Client
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install VMware Horizon Client.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Tools category.
Now scroll down to find VMware Horizon Client in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install VMware Horizon Client for you!