With an automated desktop pool that contains full virtual machines, you create a virtual machine template and
Horizon 7 uses that template to create virtual machines for each desktop. You can optionally create customization specifications to expedite automated pool deployments.
Automated Pools That Contain Full Virtual Machines To create an automated desktop pool, Horizon 7 dynamically provisions machines based on settings that you apply to the pool. Horizon 7 uses a virtual machine template as the basis of the pool. From the template, Horizon 7 creates a new virtual machine in vCenter Server for each desktop.
Worksheet for Creating an Automated Pool That Contains Full Virtual Machines When you create an automated desktop pool, the Horizon Administrator Add Desktop Pool wizard prompts you to configure certain options. Use this worksheet to prepare your configuration options before you create the pool.
Create an Automated Pool That Contains Full Virtual Machines You can create an automated desktop pool based on a virtual machine template that you select. Horizon 7 dynamically deploys the desktops, creating a new virtual machine in vCenter Server for each desktop.
Clone an Automated Desktop Pool You can clone an automated desktop pool from an existing pool. When you clone a pool, the existing desktop pool's settings are copied into the Add Desktop Pool wizard, allowing you to create a new pool without having to fill in each setting manually.
Rebuild a Virtual Machine in a Full-Clone Desktop Pool Rebuild a virtual machine in a full-clone desktop pool if you want to replace the virtual machine with a new virtual machine and want to reuse the machine name. You can rebuild a virtual machine that is in an error state to replace the virtual machine with an error free virtual machine of the same name. When you rebuild a virtual machine, the virtual machine is deleted and then cloned with the same virtual machine name and the AD computer accounts are reused. All user data or settings from the previous virtual machine are lost and the new virtual machine is created using the desktop pool template.
Desktop Settings for Automated Pools That Contain Full Virtual Machines You must specify desktop pool settings when you configure automated pools that contain full virtual machines. Different settings apply to pools with dedicated user assignments and floating user assignments.
Configure Full Clones with vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption You can configure full clones to use the vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption feature. You can create full-clone desktops that have the same encryption keys or, full-clone desktops with different keys.