After you create a desktop pool, you can change certain configuration settings.

Editable Settings in an Existing Desktop Pool

Configuration Tab

Description

General

Edit pool-naming options.

Pool Settings

Edit desktop settings such as the remote desktop power policy, display protocol, and Adobe Flash settings.

Provisioning Settings

Edit pool-provisioning options and add desktops to the pool.

This tab is available for automated pools only.

vCenter Settings

Edit the virtual machine template or default base image. Add or change the vCenter Server instance, ESXi host or cluster, datastores, and other vCenter features.

The new values only affect virtual machines that are created after the settings are changed. The new settings do not affect existing virtual machines.

This tab is available for automated pools only.

Guest Customization

Select Sysprep customization specifications.

If QuickPrep was used to customize a linked-clone pool, you can change the Active Directory domain and container and specify QuickPrep power-off and post-synchronization scripts

This tab is available for automated pools only.

Advanced Storage

Choose whether to use native NFS snapshots (VAAI) and host caching.

If you select or deselect Use native NFS snapshots (VAAI), the new setting only affects virtual machines that are created after the settings are changed. You can change existing virtual machines to become native NFS snapshot clones by recomposing and, if needed, rebalancing the desktop pool. See Using View Composer Array Integration with Native NFS Snapshot Technology (VAAI).

If you select or deselect Use View Storage Accelerator, or reschedule when the View Storage Accelerator digest files are regenerated, the new settings do affect existing virtual machines. See Configure View Storage Accelerator for Desktop Pools.

Note

If you select Use View Storage Accelerator on an existing linked-clone pool, and the replica was not previously enabled for View Storage Accelerator, this feature might not take effect right away. View Storage Accelerator cannot be enabled while the replica is in use. You can force View Storage Accelerator to be enabled by recomposing the pool to a new parent virtual machine.