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VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone, Chuck Mills, Ryan Cartwright

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Nonpersistent desktops

A nonpersistent desktop is a vDesktop that is not assigned to a specific end user, and instead, is made available to the end user population.

Nonpersistent desktops

For example, in the preceding figure, if User_1 signs in to a View environment, they are assigned one of the available vDesktops (for example, vDesktop_9). When they log off and then log back in to the View environment, they are randomly assigned another available vDesktop from the pool.

A vDesktop may only have a maximum of one owner at any given time.

There are several settings that can be manipulated from the View Admin console that dictate how fast a nonpersistent vDesktop is unassigned ...

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