You can duplicate an automated desktop pool from an existing pool. When you duplicate a pool, the existing desktop pool's settings are copied into the duplicate desktop pool, allowing you to create a new pool without having to fill in each setting manually.
With this feature, you can streamline pool creation because you do not have to type every option in the wizard to add a desktop pool. You can ensure that desktop pool attributes are standardized by using the pre-filled values in the wizard.
You can duplicate automated desktop pools that contain full virtual machines or instant clones. You cannot duplicate manual desktop pools, or published desktop pools.
When you duplicate an instant-clone desktop pool that has the golden image virtual machine and its snapshot configured with NVIDIA Grid vGPU, the Suspend and Power Off power policies will not be available for selection in the duplicate pool wizard. Suspend and Power Off power policies will be available only when the selected golden image and its snapshot are not configured with NVIDIA Grid vGPU.
When you duplicate a full-clone desktop pool that has the virtual machine template configured with NVIDIA Grid vGPU, the Suspend power policy will not be available for selection in the duplicate pool wizard. Suspend power policy will be available only when the selected virtual machine template is not configured with NVIDIA Grid vGPU.
- Verify that the prerequisites for creating the original desktop pool are still valid.
When you clone a pool, you can use the same virtual machine template, a golden image virtual machine, or you can select another one.
- In Horizon Console, select .
- Select the desktop pool that you want to duplicate and click Duplicate.
The Duplicate Pool wizard appears.Note: You cannot change the settings for the desktop pool on the Type, vCenter Server, and User Assignment pages. You can modify settings on the other pages in the Duplicate Pool wizard.
- To uniquely identify the duplicate desktop pool, on the Desktop Pool Identification page, type a unique pool ID.
- On the Provisioning Settings page, provide unique names for the virtual machines.
Option Description Use a naming pattern Type a virtual machine naming pattern. Specify names manually Provide a list of unique names for the virtual machines.
- Click Submit or follow the other prompts in the wizard to complete and create the pool.
Change desktop pool settings and values as needed.
In Horizon Console, you can view the machines as they are added to the pool by selecting .
What to do next
Entitle users to access the pool.