VMware Horizon View 6 feature matrix overview







 Horizon 6 version 6.2.3Horizon 6 version 6.2.2Horizon 6 version 6.2.1Horizon 6 version 6.2Horizon 6 version 6.1.1Horizon 6 version 6.1Horizon 6.0.2 (with View)Horizon 6.0.1 with ViewVMware Horizon 6.0 with View

Release date

21 July 201603 february 201608 december 20153 September 20154 june 201512 March 20159 december 20149 September 201419 June 2014

Release notes



Maintenance releaseMaintenance release
- The self-signed certificate installed by default have stronger security. Remove existing certificates before upgrading
- Installing VMware Tools on View desktop machines by running the installer that is downloaded from VMware's download page is not supported for View 6.x. You must install VMware Tools via vSphere Client by right-clicking the virtual machine and selecting Guest OS > Install VMware Tools
Maintenance release

SSLv3 is no longer supported

TLS 1.0 is disabled for PCoIP connections and Blast
(*5)Feature Pack (Agents, HTML Access, GPO bundle). Feature Pack Update 6.0.2 is supported on Horizon 6.0.1 (with View).(*5)Local Mode removal, (*5)


Linux desktops now support clipboard redirection, single sign-on, and smart card redirectionWindows 10 Support
Client Drive direction for VDI desktops and RDS desktops and applications. (*12)NVIDIA GRID vCPU (shared GPU hardware acceleration) (*1)Windows Media Multimedia Windows Media Multimedia Redirection (MMR) for Windows 7 and 8/8.1System Tray redirection for Hosted AppsHosted Apps and Desktops support through RDS (*6)
- VIew Composer and Linked Clones support
Linux Desktop support for Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS or NeoKylin with GPU acceleration(*12)Smar Card for RDS desktop and Hosted AppsHTML support for RDS desktopsUSB 3.0 support together with Horizon Client 3.1Cloud Pod Architecture in multiple datacenter support
RHDS: 3D vDGA and GRID vGPU graphics supportSerial Port Redirection for RS232 ports and USB adapters (*12)Support for IPv6 networksScanner redirection for RDS desktops and applicationsExpanded virtual printing support for Hosted Apps, RDS Desktops and Windows 2008 R2 desktopsView Integration with VSAN (*7)
RDHS: Enhanced Load Balancing on CPU en memory resourcesWindows Media Multimedia Redirection (MMR) for DesktopsVSAN 6.0 support (*1)Persistent settings in location-based printenExpand location-based printing support for Hosted Apps, RDS Desktops and Windows 2008 R2 desktopsWindows 2012 R2 support for View Connection Server, Security Server and View Composer
One-Way AD trusts supportHTML Access support for Hosted AppsVVOL support (*1)Tech Preview: HTML access for vDGA desktopsHTML access for Windows 8/8.1Ability to send View logs to a Syslog server
Cloud Pod Architecture Enhancements:
- Hosted Apps Support
- HTML Access (Blast) Support
View Administrator (UI) support for configuring Cloud Pod ArchitectureDirect Agent Connect for RDS
Virtual SAN 6.1 support including Strechted cluster supportUSB redirection of mass storage on RDS and Hosted AppsEnhanced Smart card authentication for View Administrator
Access Point Integration is available as Technical Preview (TP). The Access Point is a replacement for the Security ServerWindows Server 2012 R2 OS support for VDI desktopsIntegrated of remote applications with Workspace
Install-time FIPS mode allows customers with high security requirements to deploy Horizon 63rd-Party SSO credential handelingRTAV new kernel-mode webcam driver
Graphic Enhancement:
AMD vDGA pass-through support
Enhanced Message Security Mode (*8)The Remote Experience Agent is now integrated with View Agent
Graphic Enhancement: 4K resolution (3840x2160) supportvSphere Transparent Page Sharing configurable in UI (*4)Virtual machine space reclamation is supported for Windows 8 and 8.1 linked clone machines in a vSphere 5.5 or later environment.
View Administrator: Additional licensing information is displayed in the View AdministratorHardware Version 11 graphical memory configuration (*2)View Persona Management is supported on Windows 8.1 desktops.
Pool creation is streamlined by letting View Administrators clone existing poolsViewDbkChk utility includedThe Blast Secure Gateway (BSG) now supports up to 800 connections to remote desktops from clients using HTML Access.
Linux improvements: Support for NVIDIA GRID vGPU, vSGA, RHEL 7.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 guest operating systems, and View Agent installation of JRE 8 with no user steps required.
Support for XP and Vista, desktops removed (*3)Added AD Domain functional level support 2012 and 2012 R2 (*10)
Tera1 Zero Client are not supported anymore (*9)Tera1 Zero Client are not supported anymore by VMware. (*11)
Support for vSphere 6

(*1) Minimal vSphere 6.0 needed
(*2) Hardware Version 11 is needed for NVIDIA GRID vCPU support
(*3) Horizon 6 (version 6.1) and later releases do not support Windows XP and Windows Vista desktops. The Horizon 6 (version 6.1) servers will work with Windows XP and Windows Vista desktops if you continue to use the older View Agent 6.0.2. The older agent, of course, does not offer all of the features of the new agent. The VMware Horizon Client 3.2 runs on XP and Vista client hardware. More information, link.
(*4) Before you set the level of Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) in View Administrator, VMware recommends that the security implications be understood. Link
(*5) For vSphere 5.5 and 5.1, certain minimum express patches are recommended:

  • vSphere 5.5 Update 1a with Express Patch 4 or later
  • vSphere 5.1 Update 2 with Express Patch 5 or later

(*6) Minimal Horizon View Client 3.0 or later
(*7) Minimal vSphere 5.5 U1 needed
(*8) When you upgrade, the existing setting used for the previous version is retained. If you perform a fresh installation of a Horizon 6 version 6.1 environment, the message security mode is by default set to Enhanced. More information, link.
(*9) Tera1 Zero Clients is not supported in 6.1 anymore by Teradici. Teradici provides general support for Tera1 zero clients on VMware Horizon up to and including version 6.0.1 with firmware 4.7.1. More information can be found here, link.
(*10) Versions of Active Directory Supported in Horizon View can be found here: link.
(*11) VMware no longer supports Tera1 zero clients. use VMware Horizon View 5.3.x or earlier for Tera1 zero client support.
(*12) Horizon Client 3.4 needed, link
(*13) Supported Operating Systems for View Agent, link
(*14) Horizon Client 3.4 needed. Horizon View Clients overview, Link

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