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Understanding Deploying From a Template or From a Desktop Pool in VMWare

Hi All,

I've been working in my new vmware environment and I have a question regarding the difference between creating a new virtual machine from a template and deploying vm's from a desktop pool within the vmware vsphere web admin.  For the record, I'm using Vsphere 5.5.  I've successfully been able to deploy a clone of a vm by setting up a desktop pool within the web portal.  I can assign myself to the desktop and all is well.  

I've also tried marking a virtual machine as a template (in vsphere) and then deploying virtual machines from the template within the vsphere client.  When I deploy from the vsphere client, I notice that the newly created desktop doesn't show up in the web admin portal, so I can't assign a user to the actual desktop.  

I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to deploy desktops in my environment and what the difference is between the two processes I've specified above.

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Uni KittyCommented:
It sounds like you are using the View web admin interface in the first scenario and in the second you are connecting directly to the host.When you connect directly to the host anything you do here will not propagate or be usable for the view environment. View is a separate configuration layer that uses vSphere infrastructure to create and configure your VDI environments.

Hope that helps.
Anthony6890Author Commented:
Ok, that makes complete sense to me now.  I didn't realize they were separate layers.

Thanks for the explanation!

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