In View Desktops in the vSphere Web Client, you can perform a quick search or simple search for a View user, display the desktops that are associated with that user, and examine the underlying virtual machines. After you first configure the View Desktops plug-in, perform this task to verify that the plug-in was added to the vSphere Web Client.

When you search for a View user in the vSphere Web Client, View Desktops displays floating desktops on which the user is logged in and dedicated desktops that are assigned to the user. Note that a floating desktop is displayed even when the session is in a disconnected state. If a user is entitled to a floating desktop pool but not logged in, no floating desktops in that pool are displayed.

This procedure uses quick search. You can also use a simple search to search for View users. In this Tech Preview, you cannot use an advanced search to search for View users.

Verify that the View Desktops plug-in was configured with the vCenter Lookup Service and registered with the vSphere Web Client. See Configure View to Recognize the vCenter Lookup Service and Register the View Desktops Plug-in.

Verify that you can log in to the vSphere Web Client as a user with the View Administrators role or View Administrators (Read only) role and with the vSphere Administrator privilege for the View desktop virtual machines and vCenter Server folders that store the virtual machines.

If you search for desktops without having the vSphere Administrator privilege, the virtual machine names are displayed as disabled links and you cannot access the virtual machine information.

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Log in to the vSphere Web Client as a user with the View Administrators or View Administrators (read only) role and the appropriate vSphere Administrator privileges.

For example: https://vSphere_Web_Client_IP_address_or_FQDN:9443/vsphere-client/

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In the Search box, type the username of a View user.

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Select the username from the search results.

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Select a desktop from the list of desktops that is associated with the user.

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Navigate to the Virtual Machines page to see details about the underlying desktop virtual machine.