You can create assignments that give end users access to virtual desktops, session-based desktops, and remote applications from your cloud-connected pods. This article briefly describes the connection brokers, such as Universal Broker, that are used for end-user assignments and explains what types of assignments you can create based on the types of pods deployed in your tenant environment.

Setting Up a Broker

A Horizon Cloud tenant environment can have one of the following broker configurations. The connection broker manages a client user's connection request to an assignment and negotiates a connection session to an appropriate resource that fulfills that request.

For detailed information about the different connection brokers, and when and how they are configured, see Introduction to Universal Broker and Single-Pod Broker.

  • Universal Broker type — relevant for both Horizon pods on a VMware SDDC-based platform 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, 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.