0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2020 7:25 AM by MrBeatnik

    Guarantee desktop for Zero Clients over BYOD

    MrBeatnik Hot Shot

      Hi all,


      I was wondering if anyone had insight on the following issue, and how you get around it.

      I'll try to keep explanations brief, but it could get complicated explaining...


      • 1000 licenses
      • 2 Pods (CPA) each with
      • 2 Pools:
      1. Zero Client Pool (VMs for 500 Zero Clients total evenly across both pods, floating, need to guarantee a desktop is available).
      2. BYOD Pool (500 floating licenses evenly across both pods).


      Scenario 1:

      POD1 ZC Pool - 250 MAX VMs

      POD1 BYOD Pool - 250 MAX VMs

      POD2 ZC Pool - 250 MAX VMs

      POD2 BYOD Pool - 250 MAX VMs



      1. A pod goes down.There are not enough desktops in the other pod to take the load. We are at half service.

      • Is that fine for you, and you increase manually on the pod that is up?

      2. ZCs are all used. Shift change comes along and some people don't log off - automated logoffs don't happen for 15 minutes. New shift can't get a desktop.

      • Do you instead have ... say 300VMs per ZC pool?
      • What happens if all 300 are used (for at least that 15 minute period) - licensing prevents potentially free BYOD VMs being available.


      Any resources/links that might deal with these sorts of best practices?