You can create a pool of desktop machines by cloning a vCenter Server virtual machine (VM). Before you create the desktop pool, you need to prepare and configure this VM, which will be the parent, or master image of the clones.

For information about preparing machines that are used as Remote Desktop Services (RDS) hosts, see the Setting Up Desktops and Application Pools in Horizon 7 guide.

For information about preparing Linux VMs for remote desktop deployment, see the Setting Up Horizon 7 for Linux Desktops guide.

  • Starting with version 7.0, View Agent is renamed Horizon Agent and View Administrator is renamed Horizon Administrator.

  • VMware Blast, the display protocol that is available starting with Horizon 7.0, is also known as VMware Blast Extreme.