After you generate a network label configuration file, you must verify its contents and edit it to specify the NIC and network label pairings to assign to the pool.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In a text editor, open the network label configuration file.
  2. For each NIC and network label pairing that you want to assign to the pool, remove the comments (### marks).
  3. Verify that each network label is assigned to only one NIC.
  4. Verify that only one type of network label is used for the pool.

    A NIC can be configured with a standard network switch or distributed virtual network switch.

  5. Save your changes.

Edited Network Label Configuration File

In this example, network06 and network07 are assigned to nic1 (Network adapter 1) and network08 and network09 are assigned to nic2 (Network adapter 2). network01 through network05 remain commented and are not used. This configuration can support a pool of up to 488 virtual machines.

#Network Label Configuration Spec
...

#Network Label Attribute Definition
#Expected format:
#<nic_param>.<network_param>.maxvm=<max vm for network label>
...

####nic1.network01.maxvm=244
####nic1.network02.maxvm=244
####nic1.network03.maxvm=244
####nic1.network04.maxvm=244
####nic1.network05.maxvm=244
nic1.network06.maxvm=244
nic1.network07.maxvm=244
####nic1.network08.maxvm=244
####nic1.network09.maxvm=244
####nic1.network10.maxvm=244
####nic2.network01.maxvm=244
####nic2.network02.maxvm=244
####nic2.network03.maxvm=244
####nic2.network04.maxvm=244
####nic2.network05.maxvm=244
####nic2.network06.maxvm=244
####nic2.network07.maxvm=244
nic2.network08.maxvm=244
nic2.network09.maxvm=244
####nic2.network10.maxvm=244

What to do next

Create a desktop pool that can use the multiple network labels. See Deploy a Desktop Pool That Uses Multiple Network Labels.