In a manual desktop pool, each remote desktop that is accessed by an end user is a separate machine. When you create a manual desktop pool, you select existing machines. You can create a pool that contains a single desktop by creating a manual desktop pool and selecting a single machine.

Horizon 7 can use several types of machines in manual pools:

  • Virtual machines that are managed by vCenter Server
  • Virtual machines that run on a virtualization platform other than vCenter Server
  • Physical computers

For information about creating a manual desktop pool that uses Linux virtual machines, see the Setting Up Horizon 7 for Linux Desktops guide.