In the Virtual Desktops: Management and Size steps of the creation wizard, you choose whether to configure the VDI environment to use VMware App Volumes to manage the desktops, specify the number of virtual desktops to be deployed in this environment, and specify the capacity to configure for each desktop. You can also choose to save the VDI workload domain configuration to facilitate the creation of workloads in the future.


If you plan to use App Volumes in this VDI environment, verify that you have met the related prerequisites described in Create a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Workload Domain.


  1. On the Virtual Desktops - Management step, choose whether to configure the workload domain to use VMware App Volumes and then proceed to the next step.
    If you select to use App Volumes and you previously selected the New option for Active Directory, you must also specify a group in your Active Directory whose members will have App Volumes administrator accounts. This group must already exist in your Active Directory in advance of starting the VDI workload domain creation process.
  2. On the Virtual Desktops - Size step, type the number of virtual desktops that this workload domain will handle.
    Note: You can deploy a maximum of 2000 virtual desktops per workload domain.
  3. Type the amounts of CPU, RAM, and storage to configure for each desktop.
  4. (Optional) Save the current VDI workload domain configuration by clicking SAVE AND CLOSE.
    This action takes you directly to the Dashboard.
    1. To view and work with the saved configuration, click View Details in the Workload Domains table.
      The saved configuration is listed under the Saved Configurations header on the Workload Domains page.
    2. Click the name of the saved configuration to open the details page.
    3. To create a new VDI domain workload based on the saved configuration, click Resume Configuration.
      This action returns you to the VDI Configuration workflow with the saved configuration settings in place.
    4. To delete the saved configuration, click Delete Configuration.
  5. Proceed to the next step by clicking Next.