You can create published desktop pools and application pools based on farms of Linux virtual machines. Each published desktop or published application can support multiple user sessions at the same time.
To establish multiple user sessions on a published desktop or published application, the BlastProxy process receives each connection request from a client and forwards it to a specific process on VMwareBlastServer. The BlastProxy process also forwards data traffic from VMwareBlastServer to the appropriate client.
About Linux Farms, Published Desktops, and Published Applications
This section describes the entities that you can configure to provide your end users with multi-session Linux desktops and applications.
- Multi-session Host Machine: You configure a multi-session host machine by following the steps described in Prepare a Linux Machine for Remote Desktop Deployment and ensuring that you install Horizon Agent with the --multiple-session parameter included. You can then add the Linux host machine to a farm.
- Farm: A farm consists of multi-session Linux host machines and serves as the basis for a published desktop pool or published application pool. You can create manual farms and automated instant-clone farms of Linux host machines.
- Published Desktop Pool: A published desktop pool is provisioned from either a manual farm or automated instant-clone farm of multi-session Linux host machines. Each published desktop can support multiple user sessions at the same time. Multi-session published desktops require fewer virtual machine resources than single-session virtual desktops. However, multi-session desktops offer more limited support for Horizon features.
- Published Application Pool: With a published application pool, you can deliver a single application to many users. When you create an application pool, you deploy an application in the data center that users can access from anywhere on the network. An application pool runs on either a manual farm or automated instant-clone farm of multi-session host machines.