Exercise E1: Checking Desktop Capacity Allocation
Before you assign a desktop to a user or group, it is best practice to check the desktop capacity allocation.
1. Navigate to Dashboard
- In the navigation bar on the left, click Monitor.
- In the Monitor menu, click Dashboard.
2. Examine Utilization Data
- Scroll down to the Utilization pane, and hover over the diagram. In this example, 7% of the allocated capacity is being used. Utilization is measured as follows:
- Horizon 7: Average CPU, memory, and storage usage from vCenter(s) hosting connected Horizon 7 pods
- Microsoft Azure: Desktop percentage is the number of connected to allocated desktops across Azure pods. Capacity percentage is number of allocated desktops.
- In the bar graph, you can select and deselect metrics to hide data and enhance focus.
3. Navigate to Capacity Window
- In the navigation bar on the left, select Settings.
- In the Settings menu, click Capacity.
- In the Capacity window, you can adjust your view by location or type.
- Under Status, click the pod to see a detail summary.
4. View Capacity Allocation Details
- Scroll down the Summary window to examine the capacity and utilization data:
- Capacity Utilization: The number of desktops currently in use, divided by the number of desktops possible to use, tells you the capacity percentage by pod.
- Desktop & App Utilization: The number of active sessions, divided by the number of sessions possible, provides you with a measure of user activity in terms of sessions in use, compared to maximum sessions possible.
- Note the amount used so that you can compare after assigning the desktop.
For information about the capacity model, see Service Description: VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ on IBM Cloud.
After verifying that the Desktop Capacity Allocation is sufficient, you can proceed to the next exercise to assign a desktop and see how the capacity allocation is affected.