You create an application pool as part of the process to give users access to an application that runs on RDS hosts or a desktop pool.
- Set up RDS hosts. See Setting Up Remote Desktop Services Hosts.
- Create a farm that contains the RDS hosts. See Creating and Managing Farms.
- If you plan to add the application pool manually, gather information about the application. See Worksheet for Creating an Application Pool Manually
- In Horizon Console, select .
- Click Add.
- Follow the prompts in the wizard to create the pool.
If you choose to add an application pool manually, use the configuration information you gathered in the worksheet. If you select applications from the list that Horizon Console displays, you can select multiple applications. A separate pool is created for each application.
What to do next
Entitle users to access the pool. You can also view the number of entitled users that are using a published application in the User Count column in the application pools page.
Make sure that your end users have access to Horizon Client 3.0 or later software, which is required to support published applications.
If you need to ensure that Connection Server launches the application only on RDS hosts that have sufficient resources to run the application, configure an anti-affinity rule for the application pool.
Note: For applications running on desktop pools, the anti-affinity rule is supported only for applications created from floating desktop pools, and not from dedicated desktop pools.
See Configure an Anti-Affinity Rule for an Application Pool in Horizon Console.