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Creating Workspace Desktops

Scenario

Select and create related packages and assign desktops to end users after applying for the Workspace service. After the administrator creates desktops, end users will be informed by email that Workspace desktops are provisioned.

NOTE:

The following describes the concepts of UsernameComputer Name, and Desktop Name and explains the relationships among them.

  • Username is set by the administrator on the desktop creation console. It is used for logging in to the desktop. A username can be associated with an email address only once.
  • Computer Name is the name or number of the Windows OS installed on a desktop. Microsoft limits the maximum length of a computer name to 15 characters.
  • Desktop Name is created by Workspace automatically. It consists of a username and two digits. For example, if the administrator sets Test as the username, the name of the first desktop is Test01 and that of the second desktop is Test02.
  • Desktop Name is the same as Computer Name. Therefore, a desktop name can only contain a maximum of 15 characters. If a username consists of more than 13 characters, the leftmost 13 characters of the username and two digits are used to create the desktop name.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Workspace management console.
  2. On the Dashboard or Desktop page, click Create Desktop.

    The Create Desktop page is displayed.

  3. Select a Desktop Type based on actual conditions.

    For details about desktop types, see Desktop.

    • If you select Dedicated desktop or Shared desktop, go to Step 7.
    • If you select Pooled desktop, go to Step 4.

  4. Check whether a desktop pool exists.

  5. Set Desktop Pool to Create, and input Desktop Pool Name as required.
  6. Set Desktop Pool to Exist, and select a desktop pool from the drop-down list box of Desktop Pool Name.
  7. Select an AZ based on actual conditions.

    An availability zone (AZ) is a physical region where resources use independent power supplies and networks. AZs are physically isolated but interconnected through an internal network.

    • If you create a desktop for the first time, you are advised to use the default value, that is, the optimal AZ recommended by the system.
    • If you do not create a desktop for the first time, you are advised to create desktops in different AZs to improve application availability.

  8. Select the proper Specifications based on site requirements.

    • Type. DeHs are not supported if you select GPU optimized.
    • Specifications.

      A desktop whose flavor name starts with "workspace.s." cannot be created on the DeH.

    • Dedicated Host.
      • Do not configure: Do not configure the dedicated host. That is, use the public resource pool to create desktops.
      • Configure now: Configure the dedicated host to meet your requirements for isolation, security, and performance.
        NOTE:

        If you bring your own license, you must configure the dedicated host.

  9. Select the proper Image Type and OS based on site requirements.

    NOTE:

  1. Select a License Type based on actual conditions.

    • Use license from the system: Allows you to use the license provided by the public cloud platform. Obtaining the authorization of such a license is charged.
    • Bring your own license (BYOL): Allows you to use your existing OS license. In such a case, you do not need to apply for a license again.
    NOTE:

    License Type is mandatory only when you select a DeH in Step 8.

  2. Configure disks based on the actual requirements. Table 1 provides disk configuration details.

    Table 1 Disk configuration

    Category

    Description

    Disk Type

    Configuration Range (GB)

    System Disk

    Mandatory. Only one system disk can be configured based on the actual requirements.

    • Common I/O: type of disks that use SATA storage.
    • Ultra-high I/O: type of disks that use SSD storage.

    80 to 32,768

    Data Disk

    Optional. A maximum of 10 data disks can be configured based on the actual requirements.

    • Common I/O: type of disks that use SATA storage.
    • Ultra-high I/O: type of disks that use SSD storage.

    10 to 32,768

  3. Select a Service Subnet based on actual conditions.
  4. Add a tag based on actual conditions.

    For more information about tags, see the Tag Management Service User Guide.
    NOTE:

    You can add a maximum of 10 tags to a desktop.

    Table 2 Tag key and value requirements

    Parameter

    Requirement

    Key

    • Cannot be left blank.
    • Can contain a maximum of 36 characters.
    • Can contain only the following character types:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numerals
      • Special characters: hyphens (-) and underscores (_)
      • Unicode characters
    • The keys of a desktop must be different.

    Value

    • Cannot be left blank.
    • Can contain a maximum of 43 characters.
    • Can contain only the following character types:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numerals
      • Special characters: periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscores (_)
      • Unicode characters

  5. Check whether the user's existing AD domain is used in Workspace.

  6. Set the OUs on the existing AD server.

    Enter a maximum of 5 levels and separate levels from each other using a slash (/). Only letters, digits, spaces (not before or after a slash), and special characters including -_/$!@&*?. are allowed, for example, ab/cd/ef.

  7. Assign desktops.

    You can manually add or batch import users. In a scenario where the existing AD domain is used, you need to create users on the AD server before assigning desktops.
    • Manual input

      Set Username used for logging in to Workspace and Email used for receiving the notification email. Select a user group from the drop-down list of User Group.

      You can grant different levels of access permission to users based on site requirements. The following describes the user group permission:

      • Administrators: Administrator group. Administrators have complete access to the desktop and can make any desired changes except for forbidden operations.
      • Users: Standard user group. Users in this group can use most software and change system settings that do not affect other users.
      NOTE:

      You can click Add Desktop to add other desktops as required. A maximum of 10 desktops can be added each time. Each desktop belongs to one user only.

    • Batch import. A maximum of 50 desktops can be added each time.
      • Click Download Template.
      • In the Excel template, enter values for columns A (Username), B (Email), and C (User Group) respectively.
      • Save the settings and close the Excel template.
      • Upload the file.

  8. Send notification emails.

    By default, the system automatically sends notification emails to users after desktops are created. In a scenario where the existing AD domain is used, you can select or deselect Send Notification Email based on site requirements.

  9. Click Create Now.

    The Confirm Specifications page is displayed.

  10. Check whether the value of Resource Details is correct.
  11. Click Submit.

    Desktops are created successfully.