On the Capacity page, you can view and drill down to details such as status, location, how close the node's capacity usage is to your subscription limits, and other information about a deployed Horizon Cloud node. From the Capacity page, you can add new locations and deploy additional nodes into Microsoft Azure. The Capacity page is available from the Settings icon.

The Capacity page gives you an overview of your deployed nodes, their status, and how they are doing in terms of utilization and capacity. The Capacity page is also an entry point to drill down into the details of a specific node.

For each node, its percentages of utilization and capacity are displayed.

Utilization (percentage)

The utilization percentage that appears for a node reflects the amount of user activity in terms of active in-use sessions compared to the maximum number of sessions possible in that node. The overall utilization percentage is calculated by adding all of the active sessions on all of your nodes, and then dividing that total by the sum of the nodes' maximum number of sessions.

Capacity (percentage)

The capacity percentage that appears for a node is measured in terms of the RDS desktops in use compared to the maximum number possible on that node. The total capacity percentage is the sum of the number of RDS desktops in use across all of your nodes divided by the total number of RDS desktops possible across all nodes.

By using the Type view, you can drill down to see details of a node's usage of the cores in your Microsoft subscription and how close the node's usage of the Microsoft Azure cores and VM families is to reaching the limits of your subscription. You typically use that information to assess when you might need to add more capacity to that subscription. See Type View below.

Location View

In the Location view, the nodes are grouped according to their associated locations. To view details about a particular node, select View by Location and then click the node's name.

The following actions are available.



New > Location

Create a new location. Using locations, you can group your nodes according to names that fit your business needs, such as Business Unit A, East Coast Stores, and so on.

New > Node

Add a new node. Use this action to deploy nodes after your initial one. See Deploying Additional Horizon Cloud Nodes into Microsoft Azure.


Select a location and click Edit to edit the location name.


Select a location and click Delete to delete that location.

Node Details Page

When you click a node's name on the Capacity page, the node's details page is displayed. By using the tabs in the node's details page you can examine information reported about the system activity, user activity, and audit logs for that node. From the node's Summary tab, you can:

  • Edit some of the node's properties. Not all of its properties are editable.

  • Delete the node.

  • Upload an SSL certificate to the node. For steps, see Upload SSL Certificates to a Horizon Cloud Node.

  • Download logs, using the More > Download Logs choice.

  • If an update of the VMware node software is available, schedule an update using the Update > Schedule choice.

Type View

In the Type view, the nodes are grouped according to their associated subscriptions. In this view, you can access the subscription information and limits for the subscriptions associated with each node. For each node, a bar shows the percentage that node is using out of the Microsoft Azure subscription's capacity. Click on the bar to view the node's usage in terms of cores and Microsoft Azure VM family type.

Subscription Limits window for a node