A VMware Horizon View Cloud Pod, also known as a federated pod, consists of a set of Horizon View Connection Server instances, shared storage, a database server, and the vSphere and network infrastructures required to host desktop virtual machines.
In a traditional VMware Horizon View implementation, each pod is managed independently. With the Federated Pod Architecture feature introduced in Version 6, you can join together multiple pods to form a single Horizon View implementation called a pod federation.
A pod federation can span multiple sites or data centers and offers the following benefits over the previous single-pod model:
It centrally manages Horizon View desktops located across multiple data centers.
The desktop entitlement is managed globally, including the ability to assign desktops based on the location of the Horizon View client.
It has the ability to balance the Horizon View Client load across multiple data centers using centralized rather...