How do I deploy a Desktop/Workstation

To deploy a desktop to your user, you need at least one desktop type deployed with at least a capacity set to one. In this short how-to, we explain the steps you (or your admin) need(s) to take.

Blueprints

First, navigate to Blueprints in the menu on your left. Then, choose your desired blueprint by selecting the appropriate arrow. In the example below, we use GDaaS M604. The first in the list.

Deploy Desktop
Deploy Desktop

After selecting the specific Blueprint, you’ll get a dialog asking you some details.

Parameters

Capacity: This is the amount of desktops you want to deploy. For instance, if you have only 1 user, you leave this at one. When you want to deploy this desktop to 5 users, you choose 5.

Space: For Enterprise subscription, you’ll have the possibility to create projects. Choose the space corresponding this project, to make sure the Blueprint is deployed and available in the corresponding project.

Usage Type: You can choose between Month and Hour. For more information on both billing models, click here.

Depending on the usage type you choose, you’ll get different cost details.

Legend

Usage Type Hour:

Deploy Desktop - Choose capacity

Deploy Desktop – Choose Capacity & Usage Type Hour

  • Fixed Cost: the subscription for every starting month where you have the desktop capacity deployed. It’s calculated times the capacity and it depends on the type of subscription. (for instance: 3 capacity x 29,99 subscription credits = 89.97 credits)
  • Prepaid Cost: the first 24 hours are always billed. This is the cost representing the first 24 hours. The usage counter will only start after these 24 hours.
  • Usage Cost: the credits we calculate for every started hour. Depends on the desktop type. See the prices.
  • Total Cost: this is the minimum amount of credits that will be charged. After 24 hours, for every hour the Usage Cost will be added. To keep your cost at a minimum, you can choose to stop the desktop after your workday, while maintaining all stored data. The next day, you can simply start the desktop again.
  • Available Credits: the credits available in your wallet. If you have insufficient credits, you will be asked to first add credits to your wallet.

Usage Type Month:

Deploy Desktop
Deploy Desktop – Choose Capacity & Usage Type Month
  • Fixed Cost: the subscription for every starting month where you have the desktop capacity deployed. It’s calculated times the capacity and it depends on the type of subscription. (for instance: 3 capacity x 29,99 subscription credits = 89.97 credits)
  • Usage Cost: the credits we calculate for every started month. Depends on the desktop type. See the prices.
  • Total Cost: This totals the fixed cost and the usage cost. Because you choose a monthly usage, you can keep the desktop online 24/7. The cost will always be the same.
  • Available Credits: the credits available in your wallet. If you have insufficient credits, you will be asked to first add credits to your wallet.

 

Blueprint details

When the Blueprint is deployed, you can see the details by selecting the Blueprint. You’ll get an overview of all your deployed Blueprints.

Deploy Desktop - see details
Deploy Desktop – see details

Legend:

  • Persistence Type: This is, for now, only Static (or persistent). In the future non-persistent desktops will be available as well. A persistent desktop is linked one on one. One user gets one specific desktop, where the users data and settings can stay (like a normal personal computer). A non-persistent desktop is not linked one on one. Meaning, you can have a set of users and a set amount of capacity. Where one user gets the first desktop that is available. The user can get another desktop in a next session. And the desktop is always cleaned after the session.
  • Expires on: this is the moment your monthly subscription will be renewed for this deployed Blueprint.
  • Capacity: the first number represents how many desktops are actually assigned to a user. The second number represents the capacity you have chosen.

Now, how can you assign this deployed Blueprint to a specific user? Have a look here.

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