Under the Configuration tab, select "Desktop Policy" to manage the policies that determine the users, groups, applications, and deployment specifics that are associated with a Gold Image.
- Rules are listed in the order they were created.
- To change the order in which rules are processed, change the number to the left of the rule.
- To edit the list of users and groups for a rule, select the link in the "USER/GROUP" column.
- List entries are separated by commas.
- Group names are preceded by “%.”
If assigning the rule to a Gold Image, the following information is defined:
- Application Layers.Used to deploy virtual applications.
See VERDE Virtual Application Layers for more details.
- Deployment Modes. Defines the deployment modes and the desktop type for the specified Desktop Policy. The preferred deployment type is "Dynamic" with "Normal Session Lifetime."
See Deployment Mode, Type, and Active Directory for more details.
To create a new rule, follow the steps listed below:
- If created, select a "Gold Image" from the drop-down list. Rules can be created and later assigned to a Gold Image. This creates a Skip rule for the specified user or group. The rule is listed with Stop Matching, which keeps the policy from matching items beyond that point. For example, create a skip rule to stop the provisioning of desktops to a user or group.
- Select a session setting from the "Settings" drop-down list. Default is the only setting available after installation. Additional settings can be created. The Default setting is used if no option is chosen.
- If it is necessary to restrict access to the Gold Image based on client location or IP address, define a range of addresses in the "Client Address Range" field. The format should be
aa.bb.cc.dd/nwhere "n" is a number between 32 and 1. For example,
- Select Deployment Modes to assign modes to this user or group for the selected Gold Image.
- On the Deployment Modes tab, select "VDI" and "Normal."
- Select the mode or modes for these guest sessions. Refer to the Gold Image Deployment Modes Table on the next page to review the different modes available and their descriptions.
- Select the "Desktop Type" for the corresponding Deployment Mode. (Each type is described in the dialog. Refer to the Gold Image Deployment Types Table on the next page to review the different types available and their descriptions.) Finally, save the new rule.
Users receive a fresh copy of the Gold Image each time the session is launched. Changes to the system are lost after every shutdown.
User changes to the Gold Image are preserved until the Gold Image is updated.
User changes to the Gold Image persist after the session shuts down. The user is responsible for all changes to the system areas. Users do not get any Gold Image changes, as with dynamic desktops.
Gold Images that are static should not be joined to the Active Directory.
If assigning the Desktop Policy rule to a Desktop Pool, perform the following steps:
- Select the Desktop Pool.
See for more details.
- Select Enable VDI in Data Center to have guest sessions run in the data center. If this option is not selected, desktop pools will only run on the selected branch nodes.
- To apply the desktop pool to a branch server, select one from the Branch list.
- If it is necessary to restrict access to the Gold Image based on client IP address, define an address with a fixed set of bits that should be matched in the "Client Address Range" field. The format should be aa.bb.cc.dd/n where n is a fixed number of bits (between 32 and 1) in the specified address. For example,
22.214.171.124/24, states that the system should match the first 24 bits of the IP address (170.17.0.x). Any client with an address that matches the first 24 bits will be included in the range.
- Once the rule is assigned to a desktop pool, the number of sessions defined in the pool (number of concurrent users) is started. This is shown on the Live Sessions Reporting screen.
See for more details.If the Desktop Pool is edited and the number of concurrent sessions is changed, the number of running pool instances will change.
Once assigned to a Branch Server, a Gold Image will obtain a MAC address from the MAC address pool if the image is installed prior to the synchronization interval. The Branch Server must synchronize with the data center to receive the pool assignment.
The rules assigned to users and groups can be updated by editing the Desktop Policy.
- Select the "Edit" link.
- Make necessary changes.
- Select "UPDATE."
It is not possible to change the user data space (D: drive) by changing session settings on this screen. Even if a setting rule with a larger space is assigned, it will have no effect. This setting will be taken into account when the session is launched for the first time.
- If the "Session Settings" field is empty, the session will inherit the session settings of the Gold Image, as defined in the Gold Images screen.
See for more details.
To remove access to a Gold Image from a user/group:
- Open the Desktop Policy screen.
- Select "Remove" for the corresponding image.