The Horizon vCenter Orchestrator plug-in provides automation, self-service, and delegated administration for View environments. End users can perform self-service functions and delegated administrators can perform provisioning functions on behalf of end users.

The Horizon vCenter Orchestrator plug-in provides the following functions:

  • Self-provision and de-provision, or recycle, machines through vCloud Automation Center in existing View desktop pools

  • Self-service request and entitlement for applications through vCloud Automation Center

  • Self-service request and entitlement for a desktop through vCloud Automation Center

  • Self-service refresh of a machine through vCloud Automation Center

  • Provision a machine into an existing desktop pool on behalf of an end user

  • De-provision a machine on behalf of an end user and preserve the persistent disk if there is one

  • Allow entitlement and assignment changes for application and desktop pools

  • Allow modification of the minimum number of machines in a desktop pool, pool display name, and number of powered-on machines

With Horizon vCenter Orchestrator plug-in, the following functions have been added:

  • Add managed virtual machines to manual desktop pools

  • Add unmanaged virtual machines to manual unmanaged desktop pools

  • Add physical machines to manual unmanaged desktop pools

  • Allow session management for disconnecting, logging off, resetting, and sending messages to active View desktop sessions

  • Provision multiple machines for multiple users

  • Perform maintenance mode operations on View machines