New Fling: View Pool Manager by VMware Labs

VMware Labs released a new Fling called View Pool Manager. The download is available as zip package and the total size is about 57KB. This tool has been created by Andre Leibovici.

Quote taken from the Fling page:

View Pool Manager is a Fling that allows VMware View administrators to easily manage users across desktop pools and security groups.

One of the biggest challenges VMware View administrators face in large deployments is desktop pool maintenance. Commonly each desktop pool has Active Directory security groups with the number of users a given desktop pool will support. As employees leave/join the organization, security groups require maintenance to ensure the number of users in each group correctly match the amount of desktops available. VMware View Pool Manager allows VMware View administrators to easily manage users across desktop pools and security groups for large deployments.

This tool help VMware View administrators to save hours of work adding, removing and maintaining users, desktop pools and security groups while ensuring each security group does not hold more users than the amount of desktops pool assigned to a given VMware View desktop pool.

This tool allow administrators to bind an Active Directory connection and specify:

  • How many users there should exist per group (based on VMware View pool size)
  • Floating or Persistent deployment
  • Source Security Groups (all users to be distributed to pools)
  • Destination Security Groups (All groups the users may be assigned to)

Requirements

The View Pool Manager requires .NET Framework 4.0. The .NET 3.5 SP1 installation might require Internet connectivity to download more files. Verify that you are a member of the Administrators group on on the domain.

Installation

Download the VMware View Pool Manager zip file, extract it and double-click the ViewPoolManager.exe file.

Niels Engelen
Working as a pre-sales with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Certified as a VMware Certified Professional 4 and 5. Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2016) and is an ex-PernixPro.