You can remove the connection between Horizon 7 and the Horizon Composer service that is associated with a vCenter Server instance.
- Remove the linked-clone desktop pools created by Horizon Composer.
- In Horizon Console, 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 Horizon Composer database entries and the replicas created by Horizon Composer are removed.
- Repeat these steps for each linked-clone desktop pool created by Horizon Composer.
- Navigate to .
- On the vCenter Servers tab, select the vCenter Server instance with which Horizon Composer is associated.
- Click Edit.
- On the Horizon Composer tab, under Horizon Composer Server Settings, select Do not use Horizon 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 Horizon Composer on another host and reconfigure Horizon 7 to connect to the new Horizon Composer service, you must perform certain additional steps. For more information on how to migrate Horizon Composer without linked-clone virtual machines, see the Horizon 7 Administration document.