To configure Linux virtual machines for use as remote desktops, you must create a desktop pool with Linux virtual machines.

Horizon for Linux supports the following desktop pool types:

  • Manual desktop pool with vCenter virtual machine

  • Automated full-clone desktop pool

To create a manual desktop pool with a vCenter virtual machine, you must install the Horizon agent on all virtual machines. Then, use the Connection Server desktop pool creation wizard to add the virtual machines to the desktop pool. To clone a large number of virtual machines, see Overview of Bulk Deployment of Linux Desktops.

To create an automated full-clone desktop pool, you must install the Horizon agent on a Linux virtual machine template. Then, use the Connection Server desktop pool creation wizard to clone full virtual machines.