When you provision an automated desktop pool by using a naming pattern, you can increase or decrease the size of the pool by changing the maximum number of machines.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In View Administrator, select Catalog > Desktop Pools.
  2. Select the desktop pool and click Edit.
  3. On the Provisioning Settings tab, type the new number of machines in the desktop pool in the Max number of machines text box.

Results

If you increase the desktop pool size, new machines can be added to the pool up to the maximum number.

If you decrease the size of a floating-assignment pool, unused machines are deleted. If more users are logged into the pool than the new maximum, the pool size decreases after users log off.

If you decrease the size of a dedicated-assignment pool, unassigned machines are deleted. If more users are assigned to machines than the new maximum, the pool size decreases after you unassign users.

Note:

When you decrease the size of a desktop pool, the actual number of machines might be larger than Max number of machines if more users are currently logged in or assigned to machines than the value that is specified in Max number of machines.