Exercise B3: Defining VM Types & Sizes

You can optionally select which VM types and sizes to allow, add sizes to favorites, and customize how VM names are displayed.

Microsoft supports a wide variety of VM types and sizes, which you can learn about at Sizes for Windows virtual machines in Azure. Instead of reviewing the entire list of available VM types, you can save time by creating your own sub-set of your favorite types and sizes. You can create this sub-set during deployment, and you can update it at any time afterward. If you set the option to choose your VM type, your end users can review the sub-set and quickly make their selection.

For more information, see General Purpose virtual machine sizes.

  1. In Horizon Cloud, navigate to Settings.
  2. Under Settings, select VM Types & Sizes.
  3. Scroll through the long list of available settings.

2. Expand a VM Type & Size

  1. From the list of available VM types, select a type.
    In this example, the Dv2 Series is selected, a general purpose type that is good for testing and development, small to medium databases, and low to medium traffic web servers with a balanced CPU-to-memory ratio.
  2. Expand and examine the details of this series.

3. Edit the VM Type

  1. In the upper right, click Edit.
  2. From the list, select the VM Type & Size that you want to define.

4. Add a Tag

  1. In the edit window of the VM Type & Size you selected, click the arrow to expand.
  2. Under Tags, add a tag.
  3. Make sure to use only letters, numbers, and spaces. As you can see, the use of an apostrophe is not allowed.

5. Save the New Tag

  1. Enter a well-formed tag.
  2. In the lower right, click Save.

6. Verify Success

  1. At the top of the VM Types & Sizes window, look for the banner that verifies success.

For more information, see VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure Administration Guide, and search the guide for Managing VM Types and Sizes for Farms and Assignments.

After you finish creating and defining the subset of VM types and sizes that you want, you are ready to proceed to create a new image in the next exercise.

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