A Layered Image is a virtual machine that the App Layering software composited from the Layers and settings specified in an Image Template. You can publish one or more Layered Images to Citrix Machine Creation Services in your vSphere environment and add it to a catalog for provisioning systems. In the Connector Configuration wizard, ensure that you configure a Virtual Machine Template, so that the Layered Image you publish is a ready-to-use virtual machine, the image shut down and a snapshot taken. You can use the virtual machine in your Horizon environment without further modification.
To publish a Layered Image to Machine Creation Services, you need one or more Image Templates.
In the Images module, select one or more Image Templates that you want to publish.
On the Action menu, select Publish Layered Image.
On the Confirm and Complete page, select Publish Layered Images. For each Image Template, this starts a task called Publishing Layered Image. When each task completes, the task description provides the information you need to navigate to the image in your environment.
At the end of the image creation process:
When the task completes, the task description provides the information you need to navigate to the image in your environment.
Use the information in the expanded Packaging Disk Task to navigate to the location in your environment where you published the Layered Image.
Next you can move the image to a collection or other location for provisioning servers.