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Mastering VMware Horizon 6 by Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs

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Creating a desktop pool for high-end graphics

In the previous sections, we covered creating desktop pools for different use cases, with a desktop pool for each type.

Another use case to create a desktop pool is when you have a specific hardware requirement for the virtual desktop machine, such as a high-end graphics card to take advantage of either vGPU, vSGA, or vDGA. We have previously covered the building of a virtual desktop machine that is GPU-enabled. In this section, we will build a desktop pool specifically for this virtual desktop machine.

To create the desktop pool, follow these steps:

  1. From the Inventory section, click on Desktop Pools and then click on Add....
  2. Select the radio button for Manual Desktop Pool from the pool type menu. Click ...

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