In the General Configuration: Topology step of the creation wizard, you provide a name for the VDI workload domain and other characteristics that determine the topology of the VDI environment.

About this task

Spaces are not allowed in the VDI name that you enter in this wizard step. The name can be three to twenty characters long and can contain any combination of the following:

  • Lowercase alphabetic characters

  • Uppercase alphabetic characters

  • Numbers

  • Hyphens

  • Underscores

Procedure

  1. Type a name for this VDI workload domain.
  2. Select a deployment type.

    Option

    Description

    Reserve resources

    With this choice, the workflow provisions the necessary physical and logical resources that are required for the VDI environment, according to specifications you make in the wizard. However, the View desktop pools are not created. After the VDI environment is provisioned, you must log in to the View Administrator in the workload domain's deployed environment to create and provision the desktop pools.

    Deploy Desktops

    With this choice, the workflow provisions the necessary physical and logical resources that are required for the VDI environment and creates and provisions the desktop pools.

  3. Select the persistence type for the desktop pools, linked clone or full clone.

    As defined in the official VMware Technical Publications Glossary at https://www.vmware.com/pdf/master_glossary.pdf:

    • A clone is a duplicate of a virtual machine.

    • A linked clone is a copy of the original virtual machine, the parent. The copy must have access to the parent virtual machine's virtual disks. The linked clone stores changes to the virtual disks in a separate set of files.

    • A full clone is a complete copy of the original virtual machine, including all associated virtual disks.

  4. Select the type of desktop access that you want the VDI environment to support.

    Option

    Description

    Corporate Network

    This choice provides access to the virtual desktops from within the customer's network only.

    Connect from Anywhere

    This choice provides access to the virtual desktops from both within the customer's network and from the Internet.

  5. Proceed to the next step by clicking Next.