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Purchasing Workspace Desktops

Updated at: Nov 01, 2019 GMT+08:00

Scenario

Select and purchase related packages and assign desktops to end users after applying for the Workspace service. After the administrator creates desktops, end users will be informed by email that Workspace desktops are provisioned.

Procedure

Yearly/Monthly

  1. Log in to the Workspace management console.
  2. On the Overview or Desktop page, click Create Desktop.

    The Create Desktop page is displayed.

  3. Select Charging Mode to Yearly/Monthly.

    If you select the Yearly/Monthly charging mode, only dedicated desktops are supported.

  4. Select an AZ based on actual conditions.

    An availability zone (AZ) is a physical region where resources use independent power supplies and networks. AZs are physically isolated but interconnected through an internal network.

    • If you create a desktop for the first time, you are advised to use the default value, that is, the optimal AZ recommended by the system.
    • If you do not create a desktop for the first time, you are advised to create desktops in different AZs to improve application availability.

  5. Select the proper Specifications based on site requirements.
  6. Select the proper Image Type and OS based on site requirements.

    • For details about the creation and maintenance of private images, see the Managing Private Images.
    • Supported image is only common private image with a 60 GB system disk

  7. Check whether the user's existing AD domain is used in Workspace.

    • If yes, go to 8.
    • If no, go to 9.

  8. Set the OUs.

    Enter a maximum of 5 levels and separate levels from each other using a slash (/). Only letters, digits, spaces (not before or after a slash), and special characters including -_/$!@&*?. are allowed, for example, ab/cd/ef.

  9. Select a Service Subnet based on actual conditions.
  10. Add a tag based on actual conditions.

    You can add a maximum of 10 tags to a desktop.

    Table 1 Tag key and value requirements

    Parameter

    Requirement

    Key

    • Cannot be left blank.
    • Can contain a maximum of 36 characters.
    • Can contain only the following character types:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numerals
      • Special characters: hyphens (-) and underscores (_)
      • Unicode characters
    • The keys of a desktop must be different.

    Value

    • Cannot be left blank.
    • Can contain a maximum of 43 characters.
    • Can contain only the following character types:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numerals
      • Special characters: periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscores (_)
      • Unicode characters

  11. Assign desktops.

    You can manually add or batch import users. In a scenario where the existing AD domain is used, you need to create users on the AD server before assigning desktops.
    • Manual input

      Set Username used for logging in to Workspace and Email used for receiving the notification email. Select a user group from the drop-down list of User Group.

      You can grant different levels of access permission to users based on site requirements. The following describes the user group permission:

      • Administrators: Administrator group. Administrators have complete access to the desktop and can make any desired changes except for forbidden operations.
      • Users: Standard user group. Users in this group can use most software and change system settings that do not affect other users.

      You can click Add Desktop to add other desktops as required. A maximum of 10 desktops can be added each time. Each desktop belongs to one user only.

    • Batch import. A maximum of 50 desktops can be added each time.
      • Click Download Template.
      • In the Excel template, enter values for columns A (Username), B (Email), and C (User Group) respectively.
      • Save the settings and close the Excel template.
      • Upload the file.

  12. Send notification emails.

    By default, the system automatically sends notification emails to users after desktops are subscribed. In a scenario where the existing AD domain is used, you can select or deselect Send Notification Email based on site requirements.

  13. Drag the slider to set Validity Period.
  14. Click Buy Now.

    The Confirm Order page is displayed.

  15. Check whether the values of Order Details and Price are correct.
  16. Read the Huawei Workspace Service Agreement.
  17. Select I have read and agree to the Huawei Workspace Service Agreement.
  18. Click Submit.

    The Pay page is displayed.

  19. You can pay for your order by using the following methods:

    • Account balance payment
    • Platform payment
    • Online bank payment
    • Transfer and remittance payment

  20. After you select a payment method and pay for your order, the Workspace service is purchased successfully.

Metered

  1. Log in to the Workspace management console.
  2. On the Overview or Desktop page, click Create Desktop.

    The Create Desktop page is displayed.

  3. Select Charging Mode to Metered.
  4. Select a Desktop Type based on actual conditions.

    For details about desktop types, see Desktop.

    • If you select Dedicated desktop, go to 8.
    • If you select Pooled desktop, go to 5.

  5. Check whether a desktop pool exists.

    • If yes, go to 7.
    • If no, go to 6.

  6. Set Desktop Pool to Create, and input Desktop Pool Name as required.
  7. Set Desktop Pool to Exist, and select a desktop pool from the drop-down list box of Desktop Pool Name.
  8. Select an AZ based on actual conditions.

    An availability zone (AZ) is a physical region where resources use independent power supplies and networks. AZs are physically isolated but interconnected through an internal network.

    • If you create a desktop for the first time, you are advised to use the default value, that is, the optimal AZ recommended by the system.
    • If you do not create a desktop for the first time, you are advised to create desktops in different AZs to improve application availability.

  9. Select the proper Specifications based on site requirements.
  10. Select the proper Image Type and OS based on site requirements.

    For details about the creation and maintenance of private images, see the Managing Private Images.

  11. Configure disks based on the actual requirements. Table 2 provides disk configuration details.

    Table 2 Disk configuration

    Category

    Description

    Disk Type

    Configuration Range (GB)

    System Disk

    Mandatory. Only one system disk can be configured based on the actual requirements.

    • Common I/O: type of disks that use SATA storage.
    • Ultra-high I/O: type of disks that use SSD storage.

    80 to 32,768

    Data Disk

    Optional. A maximum of 10 data disks can be configured based on the actual requirements.

    • Common I/O: type of disks that use SATA storage.
    • Ultra-high I/O: type of disks that use SSD storage.

    100 to 32,768

  12. Check whether the user's existing AD domain is used in Workspace.

    • If yes, go to 13.
    • If no, go to 14.

  13. Set the OUs.

    Enter a maximum of 5 levels and separate levels from each other using a slash (/). Only letters, digits, spaces (not before or after a slash), and special characters including -_/$!@&*?. are allowed, for example, ab/cd/ef.

  14. Select a Service Subnet based on actual conditions.
  15. Add a tag based on actual conditions.

    You can add a maximum of 10 tags to a desktop.

    Table 3 Tag key and value requirements

    Parameter

    Requirement

    Key

    • Cannot be left blank.
    • Can contain a maximum of 36 characters.
    • Can contain only the following character types:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numerals
      • Special characters: hyphens (-) and underscores (_)
      • Unicode characters
    • The keys of a desktop must be different.

    Value

    • Cannot be left blank.
    • Can contain a maximum of 43 characters.
    • Can contain only the following character types:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numerals
      • Special characters: periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscores (_)
      • Unicode characters

  16. Assign desktops.

    You can manually add or batch import users. In a scenario where the existing AD domain is used, you need to create users on the AD server before assigning desktops.
    • Manual input

      Set Username used for logging in to Workspace and Email used for receiving the notification email. Select a user group from the drop-down list of User Group.

      You can grant different levels of access permission to users based on site requirements. The following describes the user group permission:

      • Administrators: Administrator group. Administrators have complete access to the desktop and can make any desired changes except for forbidden operations.
      • Users: Standard user group. Users in this group can use most software and change system settings that do not affect other users.

      You can click Add Desktop to add other desktops as required. A maximum of 10 desktops can be added each time. Each desktop belongs to one user only.

    • Batch import. A maximum of 50 desktops can be added each time.
      • Click Download Template.
      • In the Excel template, enter values for columns A (Username), B (Email), and C (User Group) respectively.
      • Save the settings and close the Excel template.
      • Upload the file.

  17. Send notification emails.

    By default, the system automatically sends notification emails to users after desktops are created. In a scenario where the existing AD domain is used, you can select or deselect Send Notification Email based on site requirements.

  18. Click Create Desktop.

    The Confirm Specifications page is displayed.

  19. Check whether the value of Resource Details is correct.
  20. Click Submit.

    Desktops are created successfully.

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