You can manage desktops in dedicated and floating desktop assignments.

About this task

Note:

For session desktop assignments, the assignments are only used for entitling access to the RDS-based desktop, and not for management of the desktops. To manage session desktops, you manage the servers and sessions in the underlying farm. See Managing Farms in Horizon Cloud.

Procedure

  1. Click the Assign icon.

    The Assignments page displays.

  2. Click the name of an assignment on the list.

    The assignments details page displays.

  3. Click Desktops at the top of the page.

    The Desktops tab displays, showing a list of desktops for the assignment. You can filter, refresh, and export the list using the controls to the top right of the page.

    You can perform the following actions by clicking one of the buttons at the top of the page.

    Note:

    Desktop status must be green to perform these actions.

    Option

    Description

    Shutdown

    Shuts down the desktop(s).

    • You can select more than one desktop at a time.

    • You can only shut down VMs that do not have active user sessions.

    Restart

    Performs a 'graceful' restart of the VM(s). You can select more than one desktop at a time.

    If this does not work, it may be necessary to use the Reset option (see below).

    Assign

    [Dedicated desktop assignments only] Assigns dedicated desktop to a particular user. Click the button and then search for the user in the Active Directory.

    You can perform the following actions by clicking the ". . ." button and making a selection from the drop-down menu.

    Rename

    [Dedicated desktop assignments only] Renames the selected desktop.

    Unassign

    [Dedicated desktop assignments only] Unassigns the selected desktop from user.

    Delete

    [Dedicated desktop assignments only] Deletes the selected desktop.

    Suspend

    Suspends the selected desktop(s). You can select more than one desktop at a time.

    Resume

    Resumes operation of the selected desktop(s). You can select more than one desktop at a time.

    Power On

    [Traditional clone assignments only] Powers on the selected desktop(s). You can select more than one desktop at a time.

    Power Off

    [Traditional clone assignments only] Powers off the selected desktop(s). You can select more than one desktop at a time.

    Reset

    Performs a hard reset of the VM(s). You can select more than one server at a time.

    In the case of a hung VM, it is recommended that you first try using the Restart option (see above).

    Log Off

    Logs the currently connected user off the selected desktop.

    Disconnect

    Disconnects the currently connected user from the selected desktop.

    Launch Console

    Launches a console for the selected desktop. This option is disabled if the VM is powered off or if more than one VM is selected.

    Rebuild

    [Floating desktop assignments only] Deletes and recreates the selected desktop. Use this option for desktop VMs that have become corrupted or otherwise non-operational.

    Convert to Image

    Converts the selected desktop to an image.

    Note:

    You cannot convert a VM to an image if it is currently being used as an appliance.