When you create a global entitlement in Horizon Administrator or Horizon Console, the user interface 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 add a global entitlement.

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: You can 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 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. You can select an existing category folder, or create a new category folder. You can configure up to four subfolders. You can configure a Windows Start menu shortcut, a desktop shortcut, or both.

A folder name can be up to 64 characters long. To specify a subfolder, enter a backslash (\) character, for example, dir1\dir2\dir3\dir4. You can enter up to four folder levels. You cannot begin or end a folder name with a backslash, and you cannot combine two or more backslashes. For example, \dir1, dir1\dir2\, dir1\\dir2, and dir1\\\dir2 are invalid. You cannot enter Windows reserved keywords.

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 for Global Desktop Entitlements.

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.

Multi-Session Mode (Global application entitlement only) Use this policy to configure multi-session mode for a global application entitlement. Valid values are as follows.
  • Disabled - Multi-session mode is not supported.
  • Enabled (Default Off) - Multi-session mode is supported, but it is disabled by default. To use multi-session mode, users must enable the Multi-Launch setting in Horizon Client 4.10 or later. For users than have an earlier version of Horizon Client, the application is always started in single-session mode
  • Enabled (Default On) - Multi-session mode is supported, and it is enabled by default. Users can disable multi-session mode by disabling the Multi-Launch setting in Horizon Client 4.10 or later. For users that have an earlier version of Horizon Client, the application is always started in single-session mode
  • Enabled (Enforced) - Multi-session mode is supported, and the application is always started in multi-session mode. Users cannot disable multi-session mode by disabling the Multi-Launch setting in Horizon Client 4.10 or later. Users that have an earlier version of Horizon Client receive an error message that states that the requested launch mode is not supported.

For more information, see Enabling Multi-Session Mode for Global Application Entitlements.