To create a manual desktop pool, View provisions desktops from existing machines. You select a separate machine for each desktop in the pool.

View 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.