With a linked-clone desktop pool, Horizon 7 creates a desktop pool based on a golden image virtual machine that you select. The View Composer service dynamically creates a linked-clone virtual machine in vCenter Server for each desktop.

Horizon 7 dynamically provisions the linked-clone desktops based on settings that you apply to the pool. Because linked-clone desktops share a base system-disk image, they use less storage than full virtual machines.