VDI infrastructure settings are the parameters that SDDC Manager uses when creating VDI workload domains.

VDI Parameters

If you do not customize these values, when you configure a new VDI workload domain, the default values are used for the VDI parameters. To see the steps for customizing these default values, see Customize Default Values Used When Creating VDI Workload Domains.

Type

Default Value

Description

Internal AD Name

horizon.local

When the choice to deploy an internal Active Directory is selected in the configuration wizard, this name is used for the Active Directory DNS name.

AD VM Name prefix

ad-

When the choice to deploy an internal Active Directory is selected in the configuration wizard, this prefix is used in the name of the VM on which the Active Directory Domain Controller is installed. The actual name of the VM is generated by adding the VDI domain's ID plus an incremental number to the end of this prefix, starting with the number one (1).

Domain Net BIOS Name

HORIZON

When the choice to deploy an internal Active Directory is selected in the configuration wizard, this parameter sets the NetBIOS name of the Active Directory that is deployed in the VDI workload domain.

Domain Controller Name

DC1

When the choice to deploy an internal Active Directory is selected in the configuration wizard, this prefix is used as the server name prefix of the Active Directory Domain Controller. The actual name of the Domain Controller is generated by adding the VDI domain's ID plus an incremental number to the end of this prefix, starting with the number one (1).

Virtual Desktops OU

CN=Computers,DC=horizon,DC=local

When the choice to deploy an internal Active Directory is selected in the configuration wizard, this parameter is the LDAP location within the internal Active Directory where the virtual desktops are deployed.

View Servers OU

OU=View,DC=horizon,DC=local

When the choice to deploy an internal Active Directory is selected in the configuration wizard, this parameter is the LDAP location within the internal Active Directory where the virtual servers are deployed.

Number of Server Processors

4 of 8

The number of processors a single VDI server must have in the deployed VDI workload domain.

Memory per Server

10 GB of 32 GB

The amount of memory a single VDI server must have in the deployed VDI workload domain.

Servers System Drive

80 GB of 400 GB

The size of the system drive that a single VDI server must have in the deployed VDI workload domain.

Connection Server Naming Convention

con-

The prefix used in the Horizon View Connection server names that are deployed in the infrastructure of the VDI workload domain. The server names are generated by adding the VDI workload domain ID plus an incremental number to the end of the prefix, starting with the number one (1).

Composer Server Naming Convention

com-

The prefix used in the Horizon View Composer server names that are deployed in the infrastructure of the VDI workload domain. The server names are generated by adding the VDI workload domain ID plus an incremental number to the end of the prefix, starting with the number one (1).

Security Server Naming Convention

sec-

The prefix used in the Horizon View Security server names that are deployed in the infrastructure of the VDI workload domain. The server names are generated by adding the VDI workload domain ID plus an incremental number to the end of the prefix, starting with the number one (1).

Virtual Desktops Naming Convention

vm-

The prefix used in the names of the virtual desktops that are deployed in the VDI workload domain. The virtual desktop names are generated byadding the VDI workload domain ID plus an incremental number to the end of the prefix, starting with the number one (1).

Max Desktops per Connection Server

2000

Specifies the maximum number of virtual desktops that one Horizon View Connection server in the deployed VDI workload domain should handle. If the total number of virtual desktops exceeds this number, a Replica Connection server is deployed in the VDI environment.

Max Desktops per Security Server

500

Specifies the maximum number of virtual desktops that one Horizon View Security server in the deployed VDI workload domain should handle. If the total number of virtual desktops exceeds this number, a Replica Security server is deployed in the VDI environment.

Max Desktops per vCenter Server

2000

Specifies the maximum number of virtual desktops that a single VDI workload domain can handle. By default, each VDI workload domain is managed by a single vCenter Server instance. If the total number of virtual desktops exceeds this number, an additional vCenter Server instance is deployed.

Max Virtual CPUs per Core

4

Specifies the maximum number of virtual processors (vCPUs) that a physical core on the ESXi hosts should handle.

Desktop System Drive Size [GB]

60

Specifies the size (in GB) of the data drive that is configured as a D: drive for each virtual desktop.

Desktop System Snapshot Size

5

Specifies the size (in GB) of the data drive that is configured as a snapshot for each virtual desktop.

Desktops accessed via the Internet [%]

10

Specifies the percentage of the virtual desktops that are going to connect to this VDI workload domain from outside your corporate network compared to the total number of virtual desktops handled by this VDI workload domain.

Desktop Pool Name Prefix

pl-

The prefix used in the desktop pool names that are deployed in the infrastructure of the VDI workload domain. The pool names are generated by adding the VDI workload domain ID plus an incremental number to the end of the prefix, starting with the number one (1).