Thin Client Program
Enabling thin client end point solutions manufacturers to work with VMware to ensure that their thin client end point solutions (hardware devices or software products) are compatible with Horizon platform solutions, whether integrating the VMware Horizon Client binaries or a custom client developed to the specifications. Horizon platform solutions include Horizon (On Premise) and Horizon Cloud. Please note that this is a Standalone Program.
The certification program enables thin client endpoint solution manufacturers to work with VMware to ensure that their thin client end point solutions (hardware devices or software product) are compatible with Horizon platform solutions. Horizon platform solutions include Horizon (On Premise) and Horizon Cloud
Horizon supports two client types: VMware and Custom. VMware Horizon clients are pre-built clients for Microsoft Windows™ or Linux or Android and are distributed as binaries. Custom clients are clients which can be developed by the thin client end point solution partners based on the VMware XML API specification.
Upon successful completion of the Horizon thin client (or VMware Thin Client) certification process and the execution of the applicable agreements with VMware, partners can market and leverage the VMware Ready™ EUC logo in their marketing and sales efforts and gain the right to redistribute the VMware Horizon Client software. VMware certified thin client end point solutions are posted on the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG). This signifies joint support for end users that deploy certified thin client end point solutions with Horizon solutions.
Program access includes the tools and resources needed during the development and release phases.
- Access to the Horizon Client Binaries, Horizon Binaries and Horizon Cloud
Partners receive access to the Horizon Client binaries for Windows, Linux and Android for integration into their thin client end point solutions.
Partners receive access to the Horizon product binaries for testing their thin client end point solutions.
Partners receive access to the Horizon Cloud environment for testing their thin client end point solutions.
- Certification guides
The certification guides describe the certification procedures and test cases for certifying thin client devices and software image compatibility with Horizon solutions.
- VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) posting
Upon successful certification, the partner works with Ecosystem Services to update the VMware compatibility guide entry on vmware.com. Once the partner's products are certified under the terms of the program, the partner may use the VMware Ready™ EUC logo in product collateral as per guidelines.
- Program Communication
Ongoing program communications pertaining to updated clients and associated milestones.
- Services Available
Optional Paid Development Consulting is now Available on request for partners involved with Custom Clients.
This program is governed by the following requirements:
- Maintain current TAP membership status for program participation and access
- Fully execute required VMware program agreements
- Participation in the program requires a Successful certification and posting of the corresponding thin client/end point solution on the VMware Compatibility Guide on vmware.com
- Adherence to product support requirements as documented in the program guide
- TSANet membership and an entry in the VMware custom TSANet portal
- General support on Horizon, Horizon Cloud and vSphere features is purchased separately.
- Fully execute Horizon Cloud related legal agreements
Product Versions Supported
This program supports the following product versions:
|VMware Horizon Client||4.x, 5.x|
|VMware Horizon Cloud||18.x|
The program supports the following type of thin client integrations:
- X86 based Hardware for Windows, Linux, or Android
- X64 based Hardware for Windows, Linux, or Android
- ARM based Hardware for Linux or Android
- VMware View XML API Custom Clients
- Software Only - Thin Client for Re-purposed PC
- Windows and Linux Guest OS
Partner Roles and Responsibilities
Partners who participate in the program provide the following team members:
A partner program manager that acts as the primary point of contact on behalf of their team, and who acts as the lead for planning and issue prioritization with VMware.
A partner technical support contact that manages the support relationship with VMware, owns and serves as a single point of contact for all support-related activities, including escalations and management of the TSANet membership, and ensures overall support readiness and training of the partner's support organization.
Related Programs and Services
VMware EUC Integration Program
VMware EUC Foundation Program
VMware Rapid Desktop (Horizon Fast Track) Package
VMware Horizon Access Package
VMware Horizon Validations Package
VMware Ready Status
VMware Ready Category
VMware Ready EUC Logo for all certified products https://www.vmware.com/partners/tech-alliance/vmware-ready.html
The certifications in this program lead to listings on the Thin Client VCG https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vdm
The certified devices are showcased on the VMware Solution Exchange marketplace with the VMware Ready End User Computing logo https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/solution-area/93?level1=Horizon&level2=Endpoints