Add a New Session Host to a Hybrid Host Pool

Add a New Session Host to a Hybrid Host Pool

  • 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.

Once a hybrid host pool is created, you can manually add session hosts.

To add a session host to a hybrid host pool:

  1. Locate the hybrid host pool you wish to work with.

  2. From action menu, select Manage Hosts.

  3. Select Add session host.

  4. Enter the following information:

    Warning: Nerdio Manager does not validate your input such as Image Path and VM Path when it is entered. You must monitor the job's progress in the Host Pool Tasks window. If there is a problem, you must correct the issue and try to add the session host again.

    • Host Count: Type the number of session hosts to add to the host pool.
    • Name: Type the name of the newly added hosts for the Exact name, a Prefix or the Prefix+Pattern.
      • Exact/Prefix/Pattern: From the drop-down list, select whether to use an Exact name, a Prefix, or a Pattern.


        • Exact applies when adding a single host and specifying an exact name. For example, MYADVHOST.

        • Prefix can be used when creating multiple session hosts. The Prefix limit is 10 valid, Windows computer name characters. When using a Prefix, a unique suffix is automatically appended in the format "-xxxx", where xxxx are 4 random alphanumeric characters. For example: AVDHOST-s72h. Do not add a "-" to the Prefix.

        • Pattern can be used to specify an advanced naming convention for new hosts. Pattern characters must be enclosed in {} and can be # (for sequential numbers) and/or ? (for random alphanumeric characters). One # implies numbers from 0 to 9, two #s implies numbers of 0 to 99, etc.

          • Example 1: AVDHOST{###} (AVDHOST000..AVDHOST999).

          • Example 2: AVDHOST-{???} (AVDHOST-d83, AVDHOST-7sl, etc.).

    • vCPUs: Type the number of cores for the Hyper-V VM.

    • RAM (GB): Type the amount of RAM in GB for the Hyper-V VM.

    • RAM Type: Select Static or Dynamic.

    • Network: From the drop-down list, select the network.

    • Image: Type the local path to the generalized Image VHD file to be used for Hyper-V VM creation.

    • Resource Group: From the drop-down list, select the resource group where this VM is registered as an Azure Arc server.

    • Apply tags: Optionally, type the Name and Value of the Azure tag to apply to the session host.

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

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

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

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