Horizon (with View) Thin Client

Vmware Ready End User Computing

The Horizon Thin Client program enables thin client manufacturers to ensure that their thin client end point solutions (hardware and software) are compatible with Horizon solutions, whether integrating the Horizon Client binaries or a custom client developed to the Horizon specifications.

Customers have the assurance that products which have earned the VMware Ready for End-User Computing logo will work effectively in their virtualized environment.

Upon successful completion of the Horizon Thin Client certification process and the execution of the applicable agreements with VMware, partners can leverage the VMware Ready for End-User Computing in their marketing and sales efforts and gain the right to redistribute the Horizon Client software. Qualifying products are posted in the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) as an IHV product, and partners must post their product on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).

Requirements

  • Currently be enrolled in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program at the Elite level.
  • For each region where the qualified product is sold, must maintain VMware Certified Professional status for technical support, as well as one VMware Salesperson and one VMware Technical Salesperson certification status.
  • VMware program agreement signature.
  • Adherence to product support requirements as documented in the program guide.
  • TSANet membership and an entry in the VMware custom TSANet portal.
  • Publish product on the VMware Solution Exchange.
  • General support on Horizon and vSphere features is purchased separately.

Get Started

To get started and express interest in enrolling in the VMware Ready Program, please fill-in the online Partner Onboarding Form. Select “Thin Client” in the Program Name field.

Please visit the VMware Developer Center for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.

Rapid Desktop Appliance Program

Through the Rapid Desktop Appliance Program, partners can increase sales by providing fast, cost-effective and validated VMware Horizon deployment solutions to their customers.

This program enables rapid deployment of VDI desktops on a known and proven configuration. Successful Rapid Desktop Appliances are pre-integrated, pre-configured, pre-tested and validated for VMware Horizon software, storage and compute infrastructure to deliver fast time to value and low cost of ownership. Fast Track Validated Reference Architectures provide standard, repeatable and scalable designs that can easily be adapted to specific environments and requirements.

The Horizon Appliance Solution consists of the following components:

  • Storage
  • Server
  • GA version of View 5.x and above
  • Other relevant components

Requirements

  • OEMs must be enrolled in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program at the Elite level.
  • Solution providers and/or CIPP (Consulting and Integration Partner Program) partners must be enrolled in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program at either the Access or Elite level.
  • All participants must sign and abide by the Rapid Desktop Appliance Program Agreement.
  • Participants must agree to software redistribution and integration rights (if not already in place).
  • The server used in the View Appliance/POC solution must be certified independently and listed on the VMware Server VCG/HCL.
  • Storage used in the View Appliance/POC solution must be certified independently and listed on the VMware Storage VCG/HCL.
  • All relevant components used in the View Appliance/POC solution must be listed on the respective VMware VCG/HCL.
  • Participants must agree to publish the product on the VMware Solution Exchange.

Get Started

To get started and express interest in enrolling in the VMware Ready Program, please fill-in the online Partner Onboarding Form. Select “Rapid Desktop Appliance and Fast Track Storage Program” in the Program Name field.

Please visit the VMware Developer Center for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.

Fast Track Storage Program

With VDI certification, you can increase sales by providing fast, cost-effective and validated VMware Horizon deployment solutions to your customers. With VDI, all components of the desktop are virtualized, enabling a highly flexible and much more secure desktop delivery model. The Fast Track Storage program certifies your server and storage solutions for a specific desktop capacity. Use of the VMware Ready for End-User Computing logo helps your customers understand that your production-ready VDI appliances are pre-integrated, pre-configured, pre-tested and validated for VMware Horizon software to deliver faster time to value and lower cost of ownership.

The Fast Track Storage Solution consists of the following main components:

  • Storage
  • Server
  • GA version of View 5.x and above
  • Other relevant components

Upon successful completion of the Fast Track Storage certification process and the execution of the applicable agreements with VMware, you can leverage the VMware Ready for End-User Computing logo in your marketing and sales efforts and gain the right to redistribute the Horizon Client software.

Program Participation

To be eligible to use the VMware Ready End-User Computing logo in association with Fast Track Storage products, you must meet the following criteria:

  • OEM partners must be enrolled in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program at the Elite level. Visit the TAP main page for information on the program, how to enroll or how to upgrade your enrollment.
  • Solution Providers and/or CIPP (Consulting and Integration Partner Program) partners must be enrolled in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program at either the Access or Elite level.
  • Sign and abide by the VMware Rapid Desktop Program Agreement.
  • Acquire software redistribution and integration rights (if not already in place) via the OEM, Solution Provider or CIPP programs.
  • List all relevant components used in the View Appliance solution on the appropriate VMware compatibility listing:
  • Publish product listing on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).
  • Production Ready Fast Track Storage products must pass certification testing as defined in the VMware Rapid Desktop Appliance and Fast Track Storage Program Guide. The document is available on Developer Center.

Getting Started

  • To get started and express interest in enrolling in the VMware Ready Program, please fill-in the online Partner Onboarding Form. Select “Rapid Desktop Appliance and Fast Track Storage Program” in the Program Name field.
  • Please visit the VMware Developer Center for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.