You can remove the connection between Horizon and the View Composer service that is associated with a vCenter Server instance.

Before you disable the connection to View Composer, you must remove from Horizon all the linked-clone virtual machines created by View Composer. Horizon prevents you from removing View Composer if any associated linked clones still exist. After the connection to View Composer is disabled, Horizon cannot provision or manage new linked clones.


  1. Remove the linked-clone desktop pools created by View Composer.
    1. In Horizon Console, select Inventory > Desktops.
    2. Select a linked-clone desktop pool and click Delete.
      A dialog box warns that you will permanently delete the linked-clone desktop pool from Horizon. If the linked-clone virtual machines are configured with persistent disks, you can detach or delete the persistent disks.
    3. Click OK.
      The virtual machines are deleted from vCenter Server. In addition, the associated View Composer database entries and the replicas created by View Composer are removed.
    4. Repeat these steps for each linked-clone desktop pool created by View Composer.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Servers.
  3. On the vCenter Servers tab, select the vCenter Server instance with which View Composer is associated.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. On the View Composer tab, under View Composer Server Settings, select Do not use View Composer, and click OK.


You can no longer create linked-clone desktop pools in this vCenter Server instance, but you can continue to create and manage full virtual-machine desktop pools in the vCenter Server instance.