You can remove the connection between Horizon 7 and the VMware Horizon View Composer service that is associated with a vCenter Server instance.
Before you disable the connection to View Composer, you must remove from Horizon 7 all the linked-clone virtual machines that were created by View Composer. Horizon 7 prevents you from removing View Composer if any associated linked clones still exist. After the connection to View Composer is disabled, Horizon 7 cannot provision or manage new linked clones.
- Remove the linked-clone desktop pools that were created by View Composer.
- In Horizon Administrator, select .
- Select a linked-clone desktop pool and click Delete.
A dialog box warns that you will permanently delete the linked-clone desktop pool from Horizon 7. If the linked-clone virtual machines are configured with persistent disks, you can detach or delete the persistent disks.
- Click OK.
The virtual machines are deleted from vCenter Server. In addition, the associated View Composer database entries and the replicas that were created by View Composer are removed.
- Repeat these steps for each linked-clone desktop pool that was created by View Composer.
- Select .
- On the vCenter Servers tab, select the vCenter Server instance with which View Composer is associated.
- Click Edit.
- Under View Composer Server Settings, click Edit, select Do not use View Composer, and click OK.
You can no longer create linked-clone desktop pools in this vCenter Server instance, but you can continue to create and manage full virtual-machine desktop pools in the vCenter Server instance.
What to do next
If you intend to install View Composer on another host and reconfigure Horizon 7 to connect to the new VMware Horizon View Composer service, you must perform certain additional steps. See Migrate View Composer Without Linked-Clone Virtual Machines.