In Horizon 7, you create pools of machines and select settings that give all the machines in a pool a common desktop definition. Horizon 7 can then deliver the desktops to clients. Horizon 7 can deploy desktops from single-user machines, which can be virtual machines that are managed by vCenter Server, virtual machines that run on another virtualization platform, or physical computers.

In Horizon Console, you can create instant-clone desktop pools or automated desktop pools that contain full virtual machines.

Horizon 7 can also deploy session-based desktops from Remote Desktop Session (RDS) hosts. For more information about session-based desktops, see the Setting Up Published Desktops and Applications in Horizon Console document.