You can edit an existing desktop pool to configure settings such as the number of spare machines, datastores, and customization specifications.

Prerequisites

Familiarize yourself with the desktop pool settings that you can and cannot change after a desktop pool is created. See Modifying Settings in an Existing Desktop Pool and Fixed Settings in an Existing Desktop Pool.

Procedure

  1. In View Administrator, select Catalog > Desktop Pools.
  2. Select a desktop pool and click Edit.
  3. Click a tab in the Edit dialog box and reconfigure desktop pool options.
  4. Click OK.

Results

If you change the image of an instant-clone desktop pool, the image publishing operation starts immediately. In View Administrator, the summary page for the desktop pool shows the state for the pending image as Publishing - Infrastructure Change.

If you change the cluster of an instant-clone desktop pool, new replica and parent VMs are created in the new cluster. You can initiate a push image using the same image to have new clones created in the new cluster. However, the template VM, which is used in the cloning process, remains in the old cluster. You can put the ESXi host that the template VM is on in maintenance mode but you cannot migrate the template VM. To completely remove all infrastructure VMs, including the template VM, from the old cluster, you can initiate a push image using a new image.