Sometimes you have a user that requires their own server. It is possible to achieve this by creating them their own RD collection. The new VM instance will count as a separate server in your itopia subscription.

Dedicated vm instances are ideal for users that use up more resources and need high performance for specific reasons.

Create RD Collection

In CAS browse to Cloud Desktops > RD Collections

Hit the Green + on the right hand side to create a new collection. 

The top half is where you'll enter the Name, Description and also Idle timer options for the collection. The name is what would be used for the rdp file, so we suggest keeping it short and simple, separating words with dashes, not periods to avoid issues in the resulting collection that the broker points to. 

The bottom left half is where the auto scale settings come in. Here you would choose 1 user per server.  

For the image option, you can either user a blank Windows server image, or use one of the custom images you have created. 

Then choose the disk type and size. 

On the right bottom half would be the Server specs for the instance. Since this is meant for 1 user, delete the 3 default rules at the bottom by hitting the trash bin icon. 

Now you'll create a new server spec rule

Enter 0 - 1 for the user range

Choose the Machine Type or enter custom specs

Click the green circle on the right to add the rule to the Autoscale configuration. 

Click Create on the bottom right. 

This process takes about 30 min to complete. You'll have to wait until the collection status goes from pending (orange) to ready (green).

Add user to collection

The user must be logged off for this process. When this change happens, it disables the user, moves profile disk to the new server, edit's the collection settings, then enables the user again. 

Once green, head over to Cloud Desktops > Users

Find and select the user needing the dedicated VM on the list and hit edit

Now change the RD Collection setting to be the one you just created and hit Save

This will trigger the autoscale settings to deploy a new server. 

Allow the system to finish the new server configuration. The server will be automatically configured with an image that was selected in the Autoscaling settings. Your new server will be configured with the apps and settings that were set up for the image but you will also get the application installation tasks in the Tasks module so you can confirm they are all configured correctly.

If you don't have any image selected in your autoscaling settings, you will need to install all the applications manually in the server. The system will create tasks to install all the applications that user is assigned to in order to make it easier for you to keep track of them.

Once applications are installed and the tasks are marked as complete, you can have the user download again from and delete the old one since there will be a small change in the RDP file configuration.

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