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Install the VMWare Horizon Client on Linux

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The following instructions guide users on installing the VMWare Horizon Client software, which is used to access virtual software provided by LTS.  The instructions assume that you have internet access and appropriate permissions on your device to install the software.  The example system tested is running Ubuntu 16.04 with it's standard desktop GUI. 

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Open a web browser, and navigate to 'https://view.cc.lehigh.edu'.  You should see a large icon titled 'Install VMWare Horizon Client'.  Click on this to be taken to the VMWare Horizon Client downloads page. 

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View.cc.lehigh.edu web page with link to VMWare Downloads
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On the VMWare Horizon downloads page, find the download link for your operating system.  In this example, we've selected the 64-bit client for Linux, and click on 'Go To Downloads'.

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On the download page for your version of the client, click 'Download'

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linux download page
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Verify that the installer file downloaded -- It will have a name like "VMWare-Horizon-Client-4.5.0-5650368.x64.bundle".

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installer file in downloads folder
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Open a terminal, and navigate to the directory to which the installer was downloaded.  Probably a command like 'cd Downloads' will do this correctly.

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terminal commands to run installer in linux
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Set the file permissions to allow it to be executed as a program using a command like "chmod a+x VMWare-Horizon-Client-4.5.0-5650368.x64.bundle".

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terminal commands to run installer in linux
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Then, run the installer program with administrative rights with a command like "sudo ./VMWare-Horizon-Client-4.5.0-5650368.x64.bundle"

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terminal commands to run installer in linux
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Page through the User License Agreement by pressing the '<space>' key to advance pages, and, finally, 'q' to quit the reader.

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terminal showing linux license agreement
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Generally, accept the default values by typing 'yes' and / or hitting '<enter>'.  When the installation is finished, you should see output indicating it's success.

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terminal showing linux installer success
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Once it's installed, you should be able to start the client from the desktop environment by searching, and clicking on the program icon.

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screenshot of linux horion icon

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu