You can provision the desktops in a pool by providing a naming pattern and the total number of desktops you want in the pool. By default, View Manager uses your pattern as a prefix in all the desktop names and appends a unique number to identify each desktop.

Desktop names have a 15-character limit, including your naming pattern and the automatically generated number.

Maximum Length of the Naming Pattern in a Desktop Name

If You Set This Number of Desktops in the Pool

This Is the Maximum Prefix Length

1-99

13 characters

100-999

12 characters

1,000 or more

11 characters

Names that contain fixed-length tokens have different length limits. See Length of the Naming Pattern When You Use a Fixed-Length Token.

You can place the automatically generated number anywhere else in the name by using a token. When you type the pool name, type n surrounded by curly brackets to designate the token.

For example: amber-{n}-desktop

When View Manager creates a desktop, View Manager replaces {n} with a unique number.

You can generate a fixed-length token by typing {n:fixed=number of digits}.

View Manager replaces the token with numbers containing the specified number of digits.

For example, if you type amber-{n:fixed=3}, View Manager replaces {n:fixed=3} with a three-digit number and creates these desktop names: amber-001, amber-002, amber-003, and so on.

Names that contain fixed-length tokens have a 15-character limit, including your naming pattern and the number of digits in the token.

Maximum Length of the Naming Pattern When You Use a Fixed-Length Token

Fixed-Length Token

Maximum Length of the Naming Pattern

{n:fixed=1}

14 characters

{n:fixed=2}

13 characters

{n:fixed=3}

12 characters