A home site is the relationship between a user or group and a Cloud Pod Architecture site. With home sites, VMware Horizon 8 begins searching for desktops and applications from a specific site rather than searching for desktops and applications based on the user's current location. Assigning home sites is optional.
You can associate a global entitlement with a home site so that the global entitlement's home site overrides a user's own home site when a user selects the global entitlement. For more information, see Create a Home Site Override in Horizon Console.
- Decide whether to assign home sites to users or groups in your Cloud Pod Architecture environment. See Home Sites and Cloud Pod Architecture in Horizon 8.
- Group the pods in your pod federation into sites. See Create and Configure a Site in Horizon Console.
- Global entitlements do not use home sites by default. When creating a global entitlement, you must select the Use home site option to cause VMware Horizon 8 to use a user's home site when allocating desktops from that global entitlement. See How do I Create and Configure a Global Entitlement in Horizon Console?.
- Initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature. See Initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture Feature in Horizon Console.
- Log in to the user interface for any Connection Server instance in the pod federation.
- Select Users and Groups, click the Home Site Assignment tab, and click Add.
- To filter the users or groups based on your search criteria, select one or more search criteria and click Find.
You can select the Unauthenticated Users check box to find unauthenticated access users in the pod federation.
- Select a user or group and click Next.
- Select the home site to assign to the user or group from the Home Site drop-down menu and click Submit.