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.

Ivan de Mes

Ivan de Mes

Ivan de Mes works as an EUC Solution Architect for Login Consultants in The Netherlands. Ivan has over 19 years of experience in delivering workspace solutions at large customers in banking, health care, education and others.

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Ivan was rewarded with the VMware vExpert status. In 2018 and 2019 Login VSI rewarded Ivan with the Login VSI Technology Advocate status.

 

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Jasper Glasbergen says:

    Hallo Ivan, mooi en overzichtlijk geschreven blog! Ik ben heel benieuwd naar de inlogtijden die je krijgt op je Windows 10 desktop. Kan je daar iets over zeggen?

    ps: misschien ken je me nog. Je hebt een aantal jaren geleden bij het Antonius Ziekenhuis in Sneek een opdracht gedaan.

    Mvgr,
    Jasper

    • Ivan Ivan says:

      Hi Jasper,

      Bedankt voor het compliment! De inlogtijden hangen heel erg af het aantal applicaties, het soort instellingen die moeten worden bewaard en hoeveel DirectFlex (mogelijk) wordt ingezet. De inlogtijden liggen gemiddeld denk ik tussen de halve minuut tot een hele minuut.

      PS: Ik kan me dat project nog goed herinneren. Was erg leuk. Woonde jij niet in Leeuwarden (destijds)?

      Gr. Ivan

      • Avatar Jasper Glasbergen says:

        Hoi Ivan, bedankt voor je reactie! We zitten momenteel op bijna 1,5 minuut, erg lang dus. Maken gebruik van mandatory profiles met een floating pool en refresh na uitloggen. Daarnaast UEM voor alle gebruikers instellingen en folder redirection (behalve Appdata).

        Leuk dat je het nog weet! Ik woon overigens nog steeds in Leeuwarden 😉

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