When you disable provisioning in a desktop pool, View Manager stops provisioning new virtual machines for the pool. After you disable provisioning, you can enable provisioning again.

Before you change a pool's configuration, you can disable provisioning to ensure that no new desktops are created with the old configuration. You also can disable provisioning to prevent View Manager from using additional storage when a pool is close to filling up the available space.

When provisioning is disabled in a linked-clone pool, View Manager stops new desktops from being provisioned and stops desktops from being customized after they are recomposed or rebalanced.


In View Administrator, click Inventory > Pools.


Select a desktop pool and change the status of the pool.



Disable provisioning

Click Status > Disable Provisioning.

Enable provisioning

Click Status > Enable Provisioning.


Click OK.