Let’s JMP – Part 8: Putting the pieces together

In this part I will guide you through the steps for creating the Desktop Pool and Instant Clones. After that we connect to the Desktop Pool and use App Volumes to live assign an AppStack to a logged on user.

Overview

The components with a red square are involved in this part.

Assumptions

I assume you have successfully completed the steps in the previous parts and you have a machine with the VMware Horizon Client installed with network access to the desktop pool we create in this step.

Creating the Desktop Pool & Instant Clones

Open your favorite web browser and go to https://vmwcs01.lab.local/admin Click ADVANCED and click Proceed to vmwcs01.lab.local (unsafe)
Type Admin for User name Type Password and click Log In
Click Desktop Pools
Click Add
Click Next
Select Floating and click Next
Click Next
Type win10-instant-clones for ID Type win10-instant-clones for Display name and click Next
Click Next
Type win10-{n:fixed=2} Type 2 for Max number of machines Select Provision machines on demand and click Next
Click Next
Click Browse (Parent VM)
Select WIN10 and click OK
Click Browse (Snapshot)
Select Clean Agents Installed and click OK
Click Browse (VM folder location)
Select VDI and click OK
Click Browser (Cluster)
Select Cluster and click OK
Click Browse (Resource pool)
Select Cluster and click OK
Click Browse (Datastores)
Select your preferred datastore and click OK
Click OK
Click Next
Click Browse and select OU=VDI,OU=LAB and click Next
Select Entitle users after this wizard finished and click Finish
Click Add
Type jmp-users for Name/User name and click Find
Select JMP-Users and click OK
Click Close
When you click on the win10-instant-clones desktop pool, you should see at least one machine with status Available

Connecting to the Windows 10 Desktop Pool (win10-instant-clones)

On a machine that has network access to the Windows 10 Desktop Pool (win10-instant-clones), open VMware Horizon Client and double click Add Server
Type VMWCS01.lab.local for Enter the name of the Connection Server and click Connect
Type testuser01 for User name Type Password and click Login
Double click win10-instant-clones
You should see a Windows 10 desktop with shortcuts on the desktop that are created by VMware UEM
Go to the App Volumes Management Console and click VOLUMES Open appstack01 and click Assign
Type jmp-users and click Search Select LAB\JMP-Users and click Assign
Select Attach AppStacks immediately and click Assign
When you go back to the Windows 10 desktop you are logged on to, you will see that additional shortcuts are created by UEM and Paint.NET and VLC Player can now be started because the AppStack is mounted

This concludes the Let’s JMP blog article. I hope it may help you build, test and understand the cool possibilities of JMP.

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