Add an existing VM to Host Pool

Terry Stecker 1 Reputation point
2022-02-25T22:40:06.227+00:00

Is it possible to add an existing Azure VM to a host pool under Azure Virtual Desktop. When I try to add to an existing Host Pool it seems that only a new VM can be added to a Host Pool.

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Azure Virtual Desktop
A Microsoft desktop and app virtualization service that runs on Azure. Previously known as Windows Virtual Desktop.
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  1. John M 5 Reputation points
    2023-11-15T12:44:49.9533333+00:00

    Your link doesn't provide any information about joining an exisiting VM to a host pool. Is there a better answer that you know of?

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  2. Alan Kinane 16,796 Reputation points MVP
    2022-02-26T17:09:25.743+00:00

    Yes, this is possible. You will need to domain join the virtual machine (or join to Azure AD if you are using this) and then manually install the AVD agent and bootloader and then register it to the host pool.

    The process is documented in this link:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/create-host-pools-powershell?tabs=azure-powershell#prepare-the-virtual-machines-for-azure-virtual-desktop-agent-installations

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  3. Johan Vanneuville 161 Reputation points MVP
    2023-11-16T06:51:59.1+00:00
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