Create Hybrid Host Pools

Create Hybrid Host Pools

  • This feature is only available in the Nerdio Manager Premium edition.

  • This document only applies to Nerdio Manager v5.7 and earlier. For Nerdio Manager v6.0 and later, see Azure Stack HCI and Nerdio Manager.

The following procedure allows you to create a new Azure Stack HCI host pool.

Note: Before you can create a hybrid host pool, you must be sure that you have linked an Azure Stack HCI in Nerdio Manager. See Configure Nerdio Manager for Azure Stack HCI with Hybrid Worker for details.

To create a new hybrid host pool:

  1. Navigate to Workspaces.

  2. Select the workspace you wish to work with.

  3. Navigate to Workspaces Hybrid host pools.

  4. Select Add HCI host pool.

  5. Enter the following information:

    • Name: Type the name of the static host pool.

    • Description: Type the host pool's description.

    • Desktop Experience: From the drop-down list, select the desktop experience.


      • Multi user desktop (pooled): This is the full desktop experience. Users are not assigned to individual session hosts and are placed on a host based on its load. Multiple users are pooled together on a group of hosts.

      • Multi user RemoteApp (pooled): This is only published applications, not a full desktop experience. Published RemoteApps are visible to users as native apps running on their local computer. The RemoteApps are provided by a collection (pool) of session hosts.

      • Single user desktop (pooled): This is the full desktop experience. Users are placed on individual desktop VMs (one user per session host) and a preconfigured number of spare(available) desktops is maintained.

      • Single user desktop (personal): This is a personal (persistent) full desktop experience. A dedicated session host VM is assigned to each user.

    • Directory: From the drop-down list, select the directory.

      Note: Only Active Directory and Entra Domain Services directories are supported. Entra ID is not supported.

    • FSLogix: From the drop-down list, select the FSLogix configuration profile to be used when creating or re-imaging hosts in this host pool.

      Note: The FSLogix storage location should point at a local file server or use a Cloud Cache with Azure Blog Storage.

    • Quick Assign: From the drop-down list, select the users or groups to pre-assign to newly created desktops.
    • Apply tags: Optionally, type the Name and Value of the Azure tag to apply to the host pool.

      Note: You may specify multiple tags. See this Microsoft article for details about using tags to organize your Azure resources.

    • Add "cm-resource-parent" tag: Select this option to add the "cm-resource-parent" tag to the host pool.

  6. Once you have entered all the desired information, select OK.

    The process of host pool creation begins. This may take some time to complete. You can see the task's progress in the Host Pool Tasks window.

    Once the host pool is created, you need to create session hosts. See Add a New Session Host to a Hybrid Host Pool for details.

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