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

  • Instant-clone floating desktop pool

To create a manual desktop pool with a vCenter virtual machine, you must install 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 Horizon 7 Agent on a Linux virtual machine template. Then, use the Connection Server desktop pool creation wizard to clone full virtual machines.

To create an instant clone floating desktop pool, you must install Horizon 7 Agent on a Linux virtual machine with PBIS Open environment setup, and create a template from it. Then, use the Connection Server desktop pool creation wizard to create instant-clone floating desktop pool.