Horizon Linux Developer Desktop

Video Overview

In this quick walkthrough we're going to demo how to run Horizon Linux VDI Developer Desktop using Eclipse by completing the following steps:

Walkthrough Summary

  • Log in to a Horizon Linux Virtual Desktop.
  • Launch the Eclipse application
  • Find the calculator project
  • Run the calculator project and perform a simple calculation
  • Close the calculator
  • Close the Eclipse application

In order to perform the full end-to-end demo make sure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, sign up here if you don't
  • Network access from your device and TCP ports 80, 443 and 4172 & UDP 4172 enabled
  • An appropriate Horizon client installed on your device
  • An appropriate web browser (such as Google Chrome) installed on your device

Let's get started, open up your favorite web browser and get sign into the Horizon Workspace Portal


Once you're logged in and at the Horizon Workspace Portal home screen, we need to add the Horizon Linux Desktop to our dashboard (If you've already got these, skip ahead to where we first launch the Horizon Linux Desktop session from Workspace) 

Hit the "App Center" icon.

All Available Apps appear for all regions.

In the search field, type in <region>-rhel (i.e. amer-rhel)

Click "Add App" on the Linux Desktop Icon, then click the "My Apps" Button in the top right of the window.

Launch the new Linux Desktop Icon

Log in using your Linux Desktop credentials. The password is: vmware 

On the Linux Desktop, launch the "eclipse" application.

Expand and highlight calculator/src/(defaultpackage)/calculator java, and click the run button.

Minimize the eclipse application and perform a simple calculation.

Close the calculator, then close the eclipse application. 

End of Demo.

Here is a quick recap of what we just did:

  • Logged in to a Horizon Linux Virtual Desktop.
  • Launched the Eclipse application
  • Found the calculator project
  • Ran the calculator project and performed a simple calculation
  • Closed the calculator
  • Closed the Eclipse application
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