Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release

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Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool

Let’s quickly find out how to add new Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool using WVD 2019 Release. If you are looking for the same feature for WVD 2020 spring release (a.k.a WVD V2), then refer to the following post Add new Session Hosts to Existing Host Pool.

The assumption here is all the other WVD setup is in place. You already have an existing personal host pool with many VMs in it!

Related Post – WVD Host Pool Creation Guide with New Template

Step #1

  • Click on + Create a Resource
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release
  • Search the Market place with “Windows Virtual Desktop – Provision a host pool“.
  • Click on “Windows Virtual Desktop – Provision a host pool“.
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release
  • Click on Create
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release

Step #2 – Host Pool Selection

  • Let’s go through the normal configuration of Host Pool Creation from this step.
  • Use the Existing Host Pool Name
    • Use the same Azure Region of the existing Host Pool
    • Use the existing host pool name
    • Select Desktop Type Personal
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release

Step #3 – Personal VM Configuration

  • Configure Virtual Machines
    • Total number of User – Number of VMs – 2 (because I selected desktop type as personal)
    • Virtual Machine Size – 2x Standard D2s v3
    • Virtual Machine Prefix:

NOTE!DO NOT USE the same prefix name which you used previously. If you use the same prefix, it will create huge issues with your current VMs.

Step #4 – Virtual Machine Settings

  • Select Image Source as Gallery
  • Select Image OS Version – Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Select Disk Type – Premium SSD
  • Enter AD Domain Join UPN – anoop@htmd.local
  • Enter Admin Password
  • Enter Confirm Password
  • Enter OU Details
  • Select Virtual Network
  • Select vmSubnet
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release
AAdd New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release

Step #5 – Windows Virtual Desktop Information

  • Windows Virtual Desktop tenant group name – Default Tenant Group
  • Enter Windows Virtual Desktop tenant name – Anoop
  • Enter Windows Virtual Desktop tenant RDS Owner
    • Select Service principle
      • Enter Application ID
      • Enter Password
      • Enter Confirm password
      • Enter Azure AD tenant ID
Add New Personal VMs to Existing Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release 1
Add New VMs to Existing Personal Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release

Review + Create

  • Let’s review and create
  • Once you finish the new deployment, the new personal VMs would be available for the users.

Results

  • Run the following PowerShell command to find out new personal VMs added to the host pool.
Get-RdsSessionHost -TenantName $tenant -HostPoolName $hostpoolname
Add New VMs to Existing Personal Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release
PowerShell command – Add New VMs to Existing Personal Host Pool | WVD 2019 Release

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