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VDI pool overview

Acess to Virtual Machines in the VDI is done via "Pools". An overview of what the different pools are used for and their hardware follows.

What is a pool?

A pool is the name VMware uses for a collection of Virtual Machines. VMs are in essence machines that exist on a server, instead of under you desk. The pools define the hardware these VMs will run on.


The Gold pool is specified to have 4 CPU cores and 12 GB of ram. Every VM in this pool will have 4 CPU cores and 12 GBs of ram.



Kontor Silver Gold Platinum
Office PC Office PC Calculation PC Workstation
CPU cores:
2 2 4 6
CPU speed:
3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz




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All of the pools above can also be delivered with GPU, a Graphics Processing Unit. This allows for faster editing of video and specialized software. Some applications require this.

Pools with a GPU get the suffix +

It is important that you are aware of the hardware you need for the tasks you are doing. There is, for example, no need to edit Word documents in the Platinum pool. It will also be difficult to do heavy calculations in the Silver pool. This is important because more powerful pools consume more resources, and will have a higher price.

Published June 12, 2019 2:50 PM - Last modified Mar. 16, 2020 2:36 PM