You can use the cloud-management capabilities of Horizon Cloud to give your end users access to virtual resources, such as virtual desktops, session-based desktops, and remote applications. The resources can reside in an on-premises pod or in a pod on a public cloud. In some cases, you must select and set up a brokering method before you can configure assignments from a certain type of pod.

Setting Up a Brokering Method

A Horizon Cloud tenant environment can have the following brokering configurations. For details about the brokering types, and when and how they are configured, see Introduction to Universal Broker and Single-Pod Broker.

  • Universal Broker type — relevant for both Horizon pods and Horizon Cloud pods deployed into Microsoft Azure.
  • Single-pod broker — relevant only for Horizon Cloud pods deployed into Microsoft Azure.

End-User Assignments You Can Configure Using Resources from Pods Deployed into Microsoft Azure

When Universal Broker is configured as the brokering method for your tenant's pods in Microsoft Azure, you can configure the following types of assignments:

When single-pod broker is selected as the brokering method for your tenant's pods in Microsoft Azure, you can configure the following types of assignments:

End-User Assignments You Can Configure Using Resources from Cloud-Connected Horizon Pods

In addition to the Horizon Cloud features for unified visibility, health monitoring, and help desk services for cloud-connected Horizon pods deployed on premises or in VMware Cloud on AWS, you can create multi-cloud assignments. A multi-cloud assignment uses Universal Broker to allocate pod resources such as virtual desktops to your end users.

For overview information about configuring multi-cloud assignments based on resources from your Horizon Cloud tenant's cloud-connected Horizon pods, see High-Level Steps for Setting Up Horizon Cloud Multi-Cloud Assignments (MCA) for Your Horizon Cloud Tenant.