You can edit an existing desktop pool to configure settings such as the number of spare machines, datastores, and customization specifications.


Familiarize yourself with the desktop pool settings that you cannot change after a desktop pool is created. See Fixed Settings in an Existing Desktop Pool.


  1. In Horizon Console, select Inventory > Desktops.
  2. Select a desktop pool and click Edit.
  3. Click a tab in the Edit dialog box and reconfigure desktop pool options.
  4. Click OK.


The desktop pool settings are updated.

If you change the image of an instant-clone desktop pool, the push image operation is invoked and the image publishing operation starts immediately. In Horizon Console, the summary page for the desktop pool shows the state for the pending image as Publishing.

If you change the cluster of an instant-clone desktop pool, new replica and golden image VMs are created in the new cluster. You can initiate a push image using the same image to have new clones created in the new cluster. However, the template VM, which is used in the cloning process, remains in the old cluster. You can put the ESXi host that the template VM is on in maintenance mode but you cannot migrate the template VM. To completely remove all infrastructure VMs including the template VM from the old cluster, you can initiate a push image using a new image.