Provisioning Desktops - Integration Configuration Guide

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Provisioning Desktops Overview

Hyper-convergence Integration enables the provisioning and managing of VDI desktops from Workspot
Control
1. Control provides a simple interface with easy access to virtualization infrastructures - hyper-convergence platforms for implementing, managing, and provisioning virtual machines (VMs).

Prerequisites and Configuration Notes

The following are general prerequisites:

Configure Control for provisioning using any of the Hyper-convergence Platforms:

  1. Add Pool to provision Virtual Machines (VMs).
  2. Assign Desktops in the pool to users from: (a) users defined in Workspot, (b) users defined in Active Directory, (c) or users listed in a spreadsheet that is imported. For the purposes of this guide, only method (a) is shown.

Add Pool: Navigate to Resources > VDI to provision Virtual Machines (VMs). Click on the Add Pool button. Optionally, you may click on the VDI Setup link in item (4.) of the instructions, as shown in Figure 1 previously, to arrive on the same page.

  1. Navigate to Resources > VDI and click on the Add Pool button. Provide a Desktop Pool Name and Select a Config. Note that the Desktop Pool Name will be the VDI desktop display name in the user's Workspot. Figure 2 - Add Pool - Create Your Virtual Desktops

    Select the vCenter config to display the related fields. Add Pool - VMware vSphere-Specific Parameters

  2. Click on the Search button to display the list of available templates, then click on the Select button next to the desired template. Figure 3 - Add Pool - Select a Template

    Add Pool - Host of Cluster

    Add Pool - Resource Pool

    Add Pool - Datastore

    Add Pool - Get Customization for VM Image

  3. Enter the Number of Desktops to provision. Enter the Naming Prefix and Suffix Length that is used to uniquely name each virtual desktop during provisioning. Click on the Upload an icon link to use a custom icon for the desktop in Workspot Ciient. Figure 4 - Add Pool - Enter Final Parameters for Pool
      Figure 5 - Add Pool - Upload an Icon

  4. Manage Virtual Desktops and Check Progress during provisioning. Figure 6 - Add Pool - Manage Virtual Desktops - Check Progress
    Figure 7 - Add Pool - Virtual Desktops Creation Progress - 0% - Waiting for IP...
    Figure 8 - Add Pool - Virtual Desktops Creation Progress - 0% - Powering On...
    Figure 9 - Add Pool - Virtual Desktops Creation Progress - 67% - Online
    Figure 10 - Add Pool - Virtual Desktops Creation Progress - 100% Complete

  5. After completion of pool creation, click on the < Back to Pool Details link to see the list of virtual desktops provisioned for the Ops Windows 10 E Desktop Pool (3). Figure 11 - Add Pool - Manage Virtual Desktops - Back to Pool Details

  6. Logging into vCenter and going to VM > Table, the virtual desktops provisioned through Control are listed. Figure 12 - Add Pool - VMware vSphere - VM Table View

  7. Once the first pool has been created, the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Setup instructions are no longer displayed and in its place, the list of available pools. Figure 13 - Add Pool - Manage Virtual Desktop Pools (1) list

Assign Desktops: Navigate to Resources > VDI to assign VMs. Click on the Assign Desktops button. Click on name of the pool to open the Manage Virtual Desktops.

  1. Click on the name of the pool from where you want to assign the VDI desktops. Figure 14 - Assign Desktops - Ops Windows 10 E Desktops Pool (3)

  2. In Figure 14 above, all three (3) provisioned desktops were selected. Clicking on the Assign Desktops button, the tabs shown under All Users act as search filters. Click on the Workspot tab to search users that are already registered with your company in Control. Figure 15 - Assign Desktops - "Assign Selected Virtual Desktop(s) to New Users Desktops:" tool

  3. Entering "demo" shows the two users with names or emails that include "demo". Select the check boxes next to the users, then click the arrow to pick those users to be assigned desktops, then click on the Assign button. Figure 16 - Assign Desktops - Using the "Workspot" filter and user assignment tool

  4. In this example, two desktops were assigned, one desktop to each user. Figure 17 - Assign Desktops - Manage Virtual Desktop Pools detail status table

  5. Summary status is displayed for the pool by clicking on the < Back to Desktop Pools navigation link shown in the figure above. Figure 18 - Assign Desktops - Manage Virtual Desktop Pools summary status table

  6. Navigate to Users > User Details :: Assigned Virtual Desktops. Note that desktops assigned to users are listed for their account. Figure 19 - Assign Desktops - Users < User Details :: Assigned Virtual Desktops


List of Figures in this Guide
Figure 1 - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Setup - First Time Use (FTU)
Figure 2 - Add Pool - Create Your Virtual Desktops
Figure 3 - Add Pool - Select a Template
Figure 4 - Add Pool - Enter the Paramters for Pool
Figure 5 - Add Pool - Upload an Icon
Figure 6 - Add Pool - Manage Virtual Desktops - Check Progress
Figure 7 - Add Pool - Virtual Desktops Creation Progress - 0% - Waiting for IP...
Figure 8 - Add Pool - Virtual Desktops Creation Progress - 0% - Powering On...
Figure 9 - Add Pool - Virtual Desktops Creation Progress - 67% - Online
Figure 10 - Add Pool - Virtual Desktops Creation Progress - 100% Complete
Figure 11 - Add Pool - Manage Virtual Desktops - Back to Pool Details
Figure 12 - Add Pool - VMware vSphere - VM Table View
Figure 13 - Add Pool - Manage Virtual Desktop Pools (1) list
Figure 14 - Assign Desktops - Ops Windows 10 E Desktops Pool (3)
Figure 15 - Assign Desktops - "Assign Selected Virtual Desktop(s) to New Users Desktops:" tool
Figure 16 - Assign Desktops - Using the "Workspot" filter and user assignment tool
Figure 17 - Assign Desktops - Manage Virtual Desktop Pools detail status table
Figure 18 - Assign Desktops - Manage Virtual Desktop Pools summary status table
Figure 19 - Assign Desktops - Users < User Details :: Assigned Virtual Desktops

[1] Control is Workspot's cloud-based, comprehensive management solution. Integrated with hypervisor platforms, Control simplifies the automatic provisioning of VDI desktops, and management of configurations and policies applied to the desktops.

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