When you create a manual desktop pool and add Linux machines to the pool, you can manage the manual desktop pools by configuring the settings. You must add only Linux guest operating systems to the manual desktop pool. If the pool contains both Windows and Linux guest operating systems, the pool if treated as a Windows pool, and you will be unable to connect to the Linux desktops.

Support for Managing Operations

  • Disable or Enable desktop pool

  • Clone automated desktop pool

  • Delete desktop pool

    You can either remove virtual machines from View Manager or delete virtual machines from the disk

Support for Remote Settings

Table 1. Remote Settings

Remote Setting


Remote Machine Power Policy

  • Take no power action

  • Ensure machines are always powered on

  • Suspend

  • Power off

Automatically logoff after disconnect

  • Immediately

  • Never

  • After n minutes

Allow users to reset/restart their machines

  • Yes

  • No

Allow user to initiate separate sessions from different client devices

  • Yes

  • No

"Delete machine after logoff" for Automated Desktop Pool with Full Clone and Floating

  • Yes

  • No

Support for View Administrator Operations

  • Disconnect Session

  • Logoff Session

  • Reset/Restart Desktop

  • Send Message

For dedicated desktop pool, you can add or remove user assignment for each virtual machine. For large number of operations, you must use View PowerCLI Cmdlets.

  • Update-UserOwnership

  • Remove-UserOwnership


Do not change Remote Display Protocol settings. This setting must always be the same as desktop pool creation.



Default display protocol

VMware Blast

Allow user to choose protocol


3D Renderer

  • Manage using vSphere Client for 2D or vSGA or vDGA


For more information, see View Administration guide.