Horizon (with View) is available in two license models:

  • Per Named User: For virtual environments with staff that need dedicated access to a virtual machine throughout the day.
  • Per Concurrent Connection: For virtual environments with a high number of shift workers where machines are shared between workers throughout the day (e.g. students, shift workers).


Important NoteHorizon Advanced includes the workspace portal; however, please note this latest edition of Workspace has changed and no longer supports file sharing.  File sharing capabilities will be part of a new product from the AirWatch acquisition called Secure Content Locker.

Important Note: Hosted Apps requires RDS Cals from Microsoft.

Mixing licensesMixing vSphere hosts with licenses from the Horizon 6 and vSphere hosts that are licensed via vSphere a la carte is not recommended because during disaster recovery, server workloads might live-migrate via VMware vSphere vMotion to a vSphere host running the Horizon license, which would violate the EULA. Customers are advised to keep their environments separated or purchase a la carte vSphere, vCenter, and Horizon licenses to entitle the deployment of a mixed environment.

Mixing Named User (NU) and Concurrent User (CCU) Bundles under the same instance of vSphere Desktop is not restricted within the EULA, but there is no mechanism to monitor which licenses are NU and which licenses are CCU once they are activated.

Mixing Advanced and Enterprise on the same vCenter Operations or vRealize Operation cluster is not EULA restricted and can be done by customers.

Reference: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/horizon-view/VMware-Horizon-View-Pricing-Licensing-FAQ.pdf

See more at: http://www.vmware.com/products/horizon-view/pricing.html











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