What Product Certification/Validation Programs Are Available for EUC Ecosystem Partners?

February 17, 2022

VMware offers VMware TAP (Technology Alliance Program) partners the opportunity to join and participate in many EUC (End User Computing) ecosystem partner certification and validation programs. Partners can certify and validate their products with VMware Horizon Enterprise, Horizon Client, Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, or some combination of these. VMware also offers prerelease access, early access, and other special access programs related to Horizon Enterprise, Horizon Client, and Workspace ONE.

EUC certification and validation programs are offered for both VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE

Overview of certification, validation, and early access programs and initiatives

The following four kinds of programs or initiatives are currently available:

  1. Certification programs – Qualified partners are required to certify their partner products with VMware products by successfully executing a VMware-prescribed test suite. Partner products are listed in the VMware Compatibility Guide, confirming joint support. Partners must list their certified products on the VMware Marketplace to make use of the VMware Ready logo in marketing materials.
  2. Validation programs – Qualified partners are required to self-validate their partner products with VMware products by successfully executing the partner’s own test suite to claim compatibility. Partners are the primary contact for support. Partners must list their validated products on the VMware Marketplace to make use of the Partner Ready logo in marketing materials.
  3. Restricted-access-only programs, packages, and initiatives – Qualified partners are invited to acquire early access and prerelease assets of specific VMware products, SDKs, and sample code.
  4. Public access assets – Partners are invited to take advantage of VMware SDKs, APIs, tools, documentation, and other information.

1) Certification Programs

Included in this category are EUC, cross-business-unit, and consolidated certification programs.

EUC Programs

VMware EUC ecosystem partner certification programs enable partners to certify thin client and endpoint partner products with Horizon Client, Horizon Enterprise, or Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, leading to VMware Compatibility Guide listings and a VMware Ready EUC logo, VMware Ready Horizon Cloud logo, or both. Partners must also post on the VMware Marketplace. VMware Compatibility Guide listing confirms joint support.

Thin Client Program for partners with thin client, endpoint, tablet, mobile, and rugged devices

Use the following resources to find out more:

Thin Client Program Page

Thin Client VMware Compatibility Guide

VMware Marketplace

VMware Ready Logos page

VMware Horizon Guest OS Validation Program for OS partners

Use the following resources to find out more:

VMware Horizon Guest OS Validation Program Page

KB article listings

Cross Business Unit (EUC & CIBG) Graphics Programs

Cross BU (business unit) ecosystem certification programs for EUC and the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group enable partners to validate partner products with Horizon Enterprise and VMware ESXi/vSphere, leading to VMware Compatibility Guide listings and a VMware Ready Platform and Compute logo.

vSGA and Shared PassThrough Program for GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) product partners

GPU partners can certify their GPU drivers and solutions with Horizon Enterprise and ESXi/vSphere.

Use the following resources to find out more:

Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration (vSGA) Program Page

Shared PassThrough VMware Compatibility Guide

vSGA VMware Compatibility Guide

VMware Ready Logos page

vDGA Certification for server product partners  

vDGA (Virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration) certification is an add-on certification in the Server certification.

Server partners can certify their server + GPU combinations and solutions with Horizon Enterprise and ESXi/vSphere.

To participate, server partners must join one of the SDDC (Software Defined Datacenter) programs (Foundation or Integration).

Use the following resource to find out more: vDGA VMware Compatibility Guide.

Consolidated certification bundles

There are two consolidated VMware EUC ecosystem programs, consisting of multiple certification packages.

Rapid Desktop/Turnkey Appliances and Proven Storage Certifications for server and storage partners

The Horizon FastTrack package contains Rapid Desktop/Turnkey Appliances certification, Proven Storage certification, and Validated RA (Reference Architecture).

Rapid Desktop/Turnkey Appliances and Proven Storage are EUC ecosystem certification programs that enable partners to certify Turnkey Appliance and Storage partner products with Horizon Enterprise, leading to VMware Compatibility Guide listings and a VMware Ready EUC logo. Partners must post on the VMware Marketplace.

Use the following resources to find out more:

Rapid Desktop/Turnkey Appliances VMware Compatibility Guide

Proven Storage VMware Compatibility Guide

These two certifications will reach EOL (end of life) with Horizon 7, at the end of the Technical Guidance phase, since support is now determined by the interoperability matrix between Horizon Enterprise versions and certified ESXi/vSphere versions.

VCAI and Virtual Volumes (VVols)–Horizon Validations for storage partners

The Horizon Validations package contains VCAI (View Composer array integration) validations and Virtual Volumes (VVols)–Horizon validations for storage partners.

These two validations will reach EOL with Horizon 7, at the end of the Technical Guidance phase, since View Composer reached EOL in Horizon 8.x.

Use the following resources to find out more:

VCAI VMware Compatibility Guide

VVOls-Horizon VMware Compatibility Guide

2) Validation Programs

VMware EUC ecosystem partner validation programs enable partners to validate partner products with Horizon Enterprise, Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, or both, leading to VMware Marketplace listings and a VMware Partner Ready Horizon logo, VMware Partner Ready Horizon Cloud logo, or both.

Horizon Partner Application/Middleware Program for software partners

Use the following resources to find out more:

VMware Horizon Partner Application/Middleware Program Page

VMware Marketplace

Partner Ready Logos page

Horizon Partner Peripherals Program for peripherals partners

Use the following resources to find out more:

VMware Horizon Partner Peripherals Program Page

VMware Marketplace

Partner Ready Logos page

3) Restricted access only programs, packages, and initiatives

Use the following resources to find out more:

Horizon Access – Ongoing access to prerelease Horizon Enterprise assets.

Workspace ONE Trust NetworkSubmit Onboarding form for consideration.

Workspace ONE IoTSubmit Onboarding form for consideration.

4) Public access offerings

Included in this category are publicly available SDKs and APIs for VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE.

EUC publicly available SDKs

Multiple SDKs are available for VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE.

Horizon SDKs

Session Enhancement

RDP VC Bridge

Workspace ONE SDKs

Workspace ONE SDK for Android

Workspace ONE SDK for iOS

EUC publicly available APIs

The API listings are grouped into two categories: those that are specific to VMware Horizon and those that integrate with Workspace ONE and Workspace ONE Access (formerly called VMware Identity Manager).

Desktop & app virtualization APIs

App Volumes API 

Horizon DaaS API 

VMware Horizon Server API 

View API 

Digital Workspace APIs

VMware Identity Manager API 

Workspace ONE Notifications Service API 

Other useful Horizon resources

Here are a few links to Horizon-related tools for general use:

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