This is a feature request that I requested a while back and have been tracking via our TAM for some time. Quite the exciting development!
Hopefully, I'll have some information in the upcoming week that I can post.
I am also very interested in how this works. One of the biggest drawbacks with AppVolumes is the initial log on. It can be a huge pain point for people and anything I can do to alleviate that is huge.
To be honest I am in the process of preparing a new Horizon environment and will be leveraging AppVolumes and DEM which is a major departure from our current setup. I can already tell there are going to be some pain points depending on how many App Stacks people need.
We need more speed!
This will be enabled via an API that companies such as Imprivata can use to start and then disconnect a session. They can use a beacon in the parking garage as an example to start the desktop and then disconnect it making the initial logon for the user much faster.
I hope this is the normal horizon api? I'm hoping to design something that will log people out over the weekend and then prewarm them in the beginning of the week,
No - For now everything I have seen is it is an internal API that companies such as Imprivata would be able to use. I will check with PM is there is any plan for a more general release of the API.
I've been Google'ing this on a regular basis since GA release with 7.12. I still have not found anything, either in Horizon documentation or VMware Code (API documentation). I am continuing to push folks to get more information and documentation around this.
I have reached out the Product Managers and expressed the interest in making this API public. I will follow up when I get additional information.