The Add Desktop Pool wizards guides you through the steps of creating an instant-clone desktop pool.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In Horizon Administrator, select Catalog > Desktop Pools.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Select Automated Desktop Pool.
  4. On the vCenter Server page, select Instant clones.
  5. Follow the prompts to create the pool.

    Use the configuration information you gathered in the worksheet. You can go directly back to any wizard page by clicking the page name in the navigation pane.

Results

In Horizon Administrator, you can view the desktop VMs as they are added to the pool by selecting Catalog > Desktop Pools.

After you create the pool, do not delete the master image or remove it from the vCenter Server inventory as long as the pool exists. If you remove the master image VM from the vCenter Server inventory by mistake, you must add it back and then do a push image using the current image.

What to do next

Entitle users to access the pool. See Add Entitlements to a Desktop or Application Pool.