In the Horizon Cloud Administration Console, you can perform several actions on the assignments listed on the Assignments page.

Note: The Horizon Cloud Administration Console does not restrict you from using Horizon Console to edit desktop pools associated with a multi-cloud assignment. The Horizon Cloud Administration Console also does not sync its desktop pool data with data from Horizon Console. Therefore, the Horizon Cloud Administration Console might display inconsistent information at times.

For example, if you use Horizon Console to delete a desktop pool associated with an assignment, the Horizon Cloud Administration Console still displays the deleted desktop pool as part of the assignment. To resolve this consistency, manually delete the desktop pool from the assignment using the Edit Desktop Assignment wizard.

Actions You Can Perform on the Assignments Page

At a page level, you can perform the following actions on the listed assignments.

New
Clicking this button starts the New Desktop Assignment wizard, which guides you through the steps to create a desktop assignment. For instructions on how to use the wizard, see Horizon Pods - Create a Multi-Cloud Assignment of VDI Desktops or Horizon Cloud Pods in Microsoft Azure - Create a VDI Multi-Cloud Assignment in Your Horizon Cloud Tenant Environment.
Edit
You can select the check box next to an existing desktop assignment and click this button to start the Edit Desktop Assignment wizard. This wizard lets you change certain configuration options for the desktop assignment. The wizard is similar to the New Desktop Assignment wizard, with read-only settings for those options that cannot be changed for an existing desktop assignment.
Delete
You can select the check box next to an existing desktop assignment and click this button to delete the assignment. A message appears asking you to confirm the action. To delete the desktop assignment permanently, click Delete in the confirmation message. For more information, see Delete a Multi-Cloud Assignment from Your Horizon Cloud Environment.

The desktop pools included in an assignment remain intact after the assignment is deleted.

Information and Actions on a Desktop Assignment's Detailed Pages

For desktop assignments, you can perform actions specific to those assignment types from within the assignment's detailed pages. To see these detailed pages, locate the assignment within the console's assignment-related pages and click its name. Initially the Summary page is displayed.

Summary page
  • Capacity and Usage
    The Summary page shows information about the current capacity and usage of the desktop assignment.
    Usage Type Description
    Desktops

    Total capacity of the desktop assignment, expressed as an integer value.

    This value is calculated as the sum of the maximum number of virtual machines provided by all desktop pools associated with the desktop assignment.

    For example, suppose that the desktop assignment includes four desktop pools, and each of these desktop pools provides a maximum of one virtual machine (VM). The Desktops capacity is calculated as follows:

    (Maximum VM count for first desktop pool) + (maximum VM count for second desktop pool) + (maximum VM count for third desktop pool) + (maximum VM count for fourth desktop pool) = 1+1+1+1 = 4.

    Occupancy

    The used or assigned portion of the total Desktops capacity, expressed as a percentage value.

    The Occupancy is based on users logged in through both global entitlements (such as the Horizon Cloud desktop assignment) and local entitlements.

    • The Occupancy for a floating desktop assignment is calculated by first summing up the number of logged-in user sessions (including sessions in connected, disconnected, and idle states) across all the floating desktop pools in the assignment. The logins can originate from both global entitlements (such as the Horizon Cloud desktop assignment) and local entitlements. The sum of user sessions is then divided by the Desktops capacity to yield a fractional value. Finally, the fractional value is multiplied by 100 to obtain the Occupancy percentage.
    • The Occupancy for a dedicated desktop assignment is calculated by first totaling the number of assigned virtual machines from all the dedicated desktop pools in the assignment. The total is divided by the Desktops capacity to yield a fractional value and then multiplied by 100 to obtain the Occupancy percentage.

    For example, suppose that a floating desktop assignment includes four desktop pools, for a total Desktops capacity of 4. There are two user sessions currently in effect. The Occupancy equals (2/4)*100 = 50%.

    Active Users

    The total number of users who are currently logged in and connected to a session on a desktop, expressed as an integer value. Disconnected and idle sessions are excluded from this count.

    The Active Users count is based on users logged in and connected through both global entitlements (such as the Horizon Cloud desktop assignment) and local entitlements.

    The Active Users count is calculated by adding up the total number of connected sessions for each desktop in the assignment.

    For example, suppose that a desktop assignment includes four desktop pools. There is one connected user session for one of the desktop pools. There are no connected user sessions for any of the remaining three desktop pools. In this case, the Active Users count is 1.

  • Definition, Desktops, and Users Settings

    The Summary page displays a read-only list of the assignment's current settings, organized under the categories Definition, Desktops, and Users. For instructions on how to modify the settings, see Edit a Multi-Cloud Assignment in Your Horizon Cloud Tenant Environment.

System Activity page
The System Activity page displays activity in the desktop assignment due to system actions, such as powering off desktops to meet the power management schedule.
You can cancel some tasks before they complete by selecting the task in the list and clicking Cancel Tasks.
  • Before attempting to select a task for cancellation, refresh the view to update the status for the tasks displayed.
  • If a task is currently in a state where the system allows you to cancel it, you can select the check box corresponding to that cancellable task.
  • A maximum of 100 tasks at a time can be cancelled for a given pod.
The table below shows tasks that you can cancel.
Task Cancel When Task is in Queued State Cancel When Task is in Running State
Farm Expansion

Supported

Note the following:
  • When the system has automatically created an expansion task for an RDSH farm, the farm must be offline before you can cancel that task.
  • You can only cancel this task for pods at the manifest version for October 2020 or later. The manifest version is found in the Horizon Cloud Service Release Notes.

Supported

Note the following:
  • When the system has automatically created an expansion task for an RDSH farm, the farm must be offline before you can cancel that task.
  • Resources that have already been created, such as VMs and OS/data disks, are destroyed when the task is canceled. When VMs are destroyed or not created, this changes the size of the assignment.
  • You can only cancel this task for pods at the manifest version for October 2020 or later. The manifest version is found in the Horizon Cloud Service Release Notes.
Assignment Expansion

Supported

Note the following:
  • When the system has automatically created an expansion task for a VDI desktop assignment and assignment creation or update is in progress, tasks can be cancelled. After assignment creation/updation is finished, no tasks can be cancelled.
  • You can only cancel this task for pods at the manifest version for October 2020 or later. The manifest version is found in the Horizon Cloud Service Release Notes.

Supported

Note the following:
  • When the system has automatically created an expansion task for an RDSH farm, the farm must be offline before you can cancel that task.
  • Resources that have already been created, such as VMs and OS/data disks, are destroyed when the task is canceled. When VMs are destroyed or not created, this changes the size of the assignment.
  • You can only cancel this task for pods at the manifest version for October 2020 or later. The manifest version is found in the Horizon Cloud Service Release Notes.
Convert VM to Image

Supported

Note: If you cancel this task, and wish to retry it, first confirm that the VM is in a state where it can be converted. If you are not sure, power off and then power on the VM.

Supported

Note: If you cancel this task, and wish to retry it, first confirm that the VM is in a state where it can be converted. If you are not sure, power off and then power on the VM.