To add more virtual desktops to a VDI workload domain, you expand the workload domain.

About this task

You expand a workload domain from its details page.

Procedure

  1. From the SDDC Manager dashboard, navigate to the workload domain's details page.
  2. In the Domain Details page, click EXPAND DOMAIN.

    The expansion wizard opens.

  3. On the General Configuration: Topology step, click Next.

    This step displays the current settings for this workload domain. The settings are read-only because they cannot be changed using the expansion wizard.

  4. On the General Configuration: Active Directory step, type the administrative account's password and then click Next.
  5. At the Virtual Desktops: Management step, click Next.

    This step displays the current settings for this workload domain. The settings are read-only because they cannot be changed using the expansion wizard.

  6. At the Virtual Desktops: Size step, update the number of virtual desktops to the total number that you want for this workload domain.

    The displayed number of virtual desktops is the number currently configured for the workload domain. Change the number to the total number of virtual desktops you want for this workload domain. For example, if the displayed number is 100 and you want to add another 100, type 200 in the Number of Virtual Desktops field.

    The remaining fields on this step are read-only.

  7. Click Next.
  8. At the Review step, review the displayed information and then click Apply to begin the expansion workflow.

Results

A message indicating the status of the workflow appears at the top of the Domain Details window. To confirm the progress of the expansion workflow's tasks, navigate to the System Status page and drill-down to the details about the workflow.

What to do next

If the host you added to the domain is at a lower version than the domain, follow the steps below.

  1. Put the newly added host in maintenance mode via vCenter Web Client.

  2. Upgrade the domain. See Patching and Upgrading Cloud Foundation.

    After the host is upgraded, it comes out of maintenance mode.