When you configure an automated pool with floating assignments, you can specify that a particular number of View desktops must be available at a given time. The spare, available desktops are always powered on, no matter how the pool policy is set.

Desktop Pool Settings for Automated Pool with Floating Assignment Example 1 describes the floating-assignment, automated pool in this example. The pool uses a desktop-naming pattern to provision and name the desktops.

Desktop Pool Settings for Automated Pool with Floating Assignment Example 1

Desktop Pool Setting

Value

Number of desktops (minimum)

10

Number of desktops (maximum)

20

Number of spare, powered-on desktops

2

Remote desktop power policy

Suspend

When this desktop pool is provisioned, 10 desktops are created, two desktops are powered on and immediately available, and eight desktops are in a suspended state.

For each new user that connects to the pool, a desktop is powered on to maintain the number of spare, available desktops. When the number of connected users exceeds eight, additional desktops, up to the maximum of 20, are created to maintain the number of spare desktops. After the maximum number is reached, the desktops of the first two users who disconnect remain powered on to maintain the number of spare desktops. The desktop of each subsequent user is suspended according to the power policy.

Desktop Pool Settings for Automated Pool with Floating Assignments Example 2 describes the floating-assignment, automated pool in this example. The pool uses a desktop-naming pattern to provision and name the desktops.

Desktop Pool Settings for Automated Pool with Floating Assignments Example 2

Desktop Pool Setting

Value

Number of desktops (minimum)

5

Number of desktops (maximum)

5

Number of spare, powered-on desktops

2

Remote desktop power policy

Suspend

When this desktop pool is provisioned, five desktops are created, two desktops are powered on and immediately available, and three desktops are in a suspended state.

If a fourth desktop in this pool is suspended, one of the existing desktops is resumed. An additional desktop is not powered on because the maximum of number of desktops has already been reached.