When you create a global entitlement, the Horizon Administrator Add Global Entitlement wizard prompts you to configure certain options. Use this worksheet to prepare your configuration options before you create the global entitlement.

You can print this worksheet and write down the values to specify when you run the Add Global Entitlement wizard.

Table 1. Worksheet: Options for Configuring a Global Entitlement

Option

Description

Fill In Your Value Here

Name

Name of the global entitlement. The name appears in the list of available desktops and applications in Horizon Client.

The name can contain between 1 and 64 characters.

Description

(Optional) Description of the global entitlement.

The description can contain between 1 and 1024 characters.

Connection Server restrictions

(Optional) Associates Connection Server tags with the global entitlement to restrict access to the global entitlement from specific Connection Server instances.

Note:

Horizon Administrator lets you select only tags that are assigned to Connection Server instances in the local pod. To select tags assigned to Connection Server instances in another pod, you must log in to Horizon Administrator for a Connection Server instance in the other pod and modify the global entitlement.

For more information, see Implementing Connection Server Restrictions for Global Entitlements.

Category Folder

(Optional) Creates a shortcut for the global entitlement. Horizon Administrator lets you select an existing category folder, or create a new category folder. You can configure a Start menu shortcut, a desktop shortcut, or both.

For more information, see Configuring Shortcuts for Global Entitlements.

User assignment

(Global desktop entitlement only) Specifies the type of desktop pool that the global entitlement can contain. You can configure one of the following user assignment policies:

  • Floating - the global entitlement contains only floating desktop pools.

  • Dedicated - the global entitlement contains only dedicated desktop pools.

Scope

Specifies where to look for desktops or applications to satisfy a request from the global entitlement. You can configure one of the following scope policies:

  • All sites - look for desktops or applications on any pod in the pod federation.

  • Within site - look for desktops or applications only on pods in the same site as the pod to which the user is connected.

  • Within pod - look for desktops or applications only in the pod to which the user is connected.

For more information, see Understanding the Scope Policy.

Use Home Site and Entitled user must have Home Site

(Optional) If users have home sites, configures a home site policy for the global entitlement. You can configure the following home site policies:

  • Use Home Site - begin searching for desktops or applications in the user's home site. If the user does not have a home site and the Entitled user must have Home Site option is not selected, the site to which the user is connected is assumed to be the home site.

  • Entitled user must have Home Site - make the global entitlement available only if the user has a home site. This option is available only when the Use Home Site option is selected.

For more information, see Using Home Sites.

Automatically clean up redundant sessions

(Optional) Specifies whether to clean up redundant sessions.

Multiple sessions can occur when a pod that contains a session goes offline, the user logs in again and starts another session, and the problem pod comes back online with the original session. When multiple sessions occur, Horizon Client prompts the user to select a session. This option determines what happens to sessions that the user does not select. If you do not select this option, users must manually end their own extra sessions, either by logging off in Horizon Client or by launching the sessions and logging them off.

Default display protocol

Specifies the default display protocol for desktops or applications in the global entitlement. You can configure PCoIP or VMware Blast.

Allow users to choose protocol

When you enable this policy, users can override the default display protocol.

Allow users to reset/restart their machines

(Global desktop entitlement only) When you enable this policy, users can reset and restart desktops in the global desktop entitlement.

HTML Access

When you enable this policy, users can use a Web browser to connect to remote desktops and applications and are not required to install any client software on their local systems.

For more information, see the VMware Horizon HTML Access User Guide document.

Pre-launch

(Global application entitlement only) When you enable this policy, users can launch the global application entitlement more quickly.

Note:

If you enable this policy, all the application pools in the global application entitlement must also support the session pre-launch feature, and the pre-launch session timeout must be the same for all farms.

Allow Session Collaboration

When you enable this policy, users can invite other users to join their remote desktop sessions.

Note:

If you enable this policy, all the desktop pools in the global desktop entitlement must also support the Session Collaboration feature. For RDS desktop pools, the Session Collaboration feature is enabled at the farm level.

For more information, see Enabling Session Collaboration for Global Desktop Entitlements.

Allow user to initiate separate sessions from different client devices

(Global desktop entitlement only) When you enable this policy, users that connect to the global entitlement from different client devices receive different desktop sessions. To reconnect to an existing desktop session, users must use the same device from which that session was initiated. If you do not enable this policy, users are always reconnected to their existing desktop sessions, regardless of the client device that they use. You can enable this policy only for floating desktop entitlements.

Note:

If you enable this policy, all the desktop pools in the global entitlement must also support multiple sessions per user.

For more information, see Understanding the Multiple Sessions Per User Policy.

Client Restrictions

When you enable this policy, access to the global entitlement is restricted to specific client computers. You can enable this policy only for floating desktop entitlements and global application entitlements.

You must add the names of the computers that are allowed to access the global entitlement in an Active Directory security group. You can select this security group when you add users or groups to the global entitlement.

For more information, see Implementing Client Restrictions for Global Entitlements.