From a client system, you can browse to a View Connection Server instance and use View Portal to install a Mac-based View Client, a Windows-based View Client, or View Client with Local Mode. If you use Internet Explorer, View Portal indicates when a new version of View Client is available for download.

To use View Portal, you must have one of the following Web browsers:

Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 9

Firefox 3.0

Firefox 3.5

If you use Internet Explorer and you already have View Client installed, if the version available from View Connection Server is newer than that installed on the client device, you can choose to upgrade. If the version is the same as that on the client device, View Portal starts the View Client installed on the local system.


View Portal does not support Linux. A native client for Linux is available only through certified VMware partners.