View Connection Server instances in a Cloud Pod Architecture environment use shared global entitlement and topology configuration information from the Global Data Layer to determine where to search for and how to allocate desktops across the pod federation.

When a user requests a desktop from a global entitlement, the Cloud Pod Architecture feature searches for an available desktop in the pools that are associated with that global entitlement. By default, the Cloud Pod Architecture feature gives preference to desktops in the local pod, the local site, and pods in other sites, in that order.

For global entitlements that contain dedicated desktop pools, the Cloud Pod Architecture feature uses the default search behavior only the first time a user requests a desktop. After the Cloud Pod Architecture feature allocates a dedicated desktop, it returns the user directly to the same desktop.

You can modify desktop search and allocation behavior for individual global entitlements by setting the scope policy and configuring home sites.