Setting up a Cloud Pod Architecture environment involves initializing the Cloud Pod Architecture feature, joining pods to the pod federation, and creating global entitlements. You can optionally create sites and assign home sites.
Initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture Feature Before you configure a Cloud Pod Architecture environment, you must initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature.
Join Pods to the Pod Federation During the Cloud Pod Architecture initialization process, the Cloud Pod Architecture feature creates a pod federation that contains a single pod. You can use the lmvutil command to join additional pods to the pod federation. Joining additional pods is optional.
Find and Change a Pod Name The Cloud Pod Architecture feature assigns default names to the pods in a pod federation. You can use lmvutil commands to list the names of the pods in your pod federation and change the default names to names that reflect your network topology. Changing pod names is optional.
Create and Configure a Global Entitlement You use global entitlements to entitle users and groups to desktops in a Cloud Pod Architecture environment. A global entitlement provides the link between users and their desktops, regardless of where those desktops reside in the pod federation. You must create and configure at least one global entitlement to use the Cloud Pod Architecture feature.
Create and Configure a Site By default, the Cloud Pod Architecture feature places all pods into a default site called Default First Site. If your Cloud Pod Architecture topology contains multiple pods, you might want to group those pods into different sites. The Cloud Pod Architecture feature treats pods in the same site equally.
Assign a Home Site to a User or Group A home site is the affinity between a user and a Cloud Pod Architecture site. Home sites ensure that users always receive desktops from a particular datacenter, even when they are traveling. Creating home sites is optional.
Test a Cloud Pod Architecture Configuration After you initialize and configure a Cloud Pod Architecture environment, you should perform certain steps to verify that your environment is set up properly.
Sample Scenario: Setting Up a Basic Cloud Pod Architecture Environment This sample scenario demonstrates how the Cloud Pod Architecture feature can solve a real-world problem. It includes step-by-step instructions that you can follow to complete a Cloud Pod Architecture configuration.