Unlike a powered-on View desktop in an automated pool with floating assignments, a powered-on desktop in an automated pool with dedicated assignments is not necessarily available. It is available only if the desktop is not assigned to a user.

Desktop Pool Settings for Automated Pool with Dedicated Assignments Example describes the dedicated-assignment, automated pool in this example.

Desktop Pool Settings for Automated Pool with Dedicated Assignments Example

Desktop Pool Setting

Value

Number of desktops (minimum)

3

Number of desktops (maximum)

5

Number of spare, powered-on desktops

2

Remote desktop power policy

Ensure desktops are always powered on

When this desktop pool is provisioned, three desktops are created and powered on. If the desktops are powered off in vCenter Server, they are immediately powered on again, according to the power policy.

After a user connects to a desktop in the pool, the desktop becomes permanently assigned to that user. After the user disconnects from the desktop, the desktop is no longer available to any other user. However, the Ensure desktops are always powered on policy still applies. If the assigned desktop is powered off in vCenter Server, it is immediately powered on again.

When another user connects, a second desktop is assigned. Because the number of spare desktops falls below the limit when the second user connects, another desktop is created and powered on. An additional desktop is created and powered on each time a new user is assigned until the maximum desktop limit is reached.