This topic describes how to create a cloud desktop in a workspace and how to assign the cloud desktop to a convenience user.


Background information

The following information describes how to create a pay-as-you-go cloud desktop. For some parameters, the minimum or default values are used. For more information, see Create a cloud desktop.


  1. Log on to the EDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Cloud Desktops.
  4. On the Cloud Desktops page, click Create Cloud Desktop.
  5. On the page that appears, configure the parameters for the cloud desktop.
    The following table describes the parameters of the cloud desktop.
    Parameter Description Example
    Billing Method Select a billing method for the cloud desktop. Valid values:
    • Subscription: a billing method that requires you to pay for the cloud desktop before you use it. This method is more cost-effective and allows you to reserve resources in advance.
    • Pay-as-you-go: a billing method that allows you to pay for the cloud desktop after you use it. You are charged based on the usage duration.

    For more information, see Billing overview.

    Name Enter a name for the cloud desktop. test-win001
    Workspace Select a workspace in which you want to create the cloud desktop. test
    Number of desktops purchased/User Select Specify Per-user Quantity and click Select Authorized Users. In the dialog box that appears, select the convenience users to whom you want to assign desktops. Alice
    Security Policy Select a security policy. For more information, see Policy overview. system-all-enabled-policy
    Desktop Templates Select a desktop template. The template contains configurations such as vCPUs, memory, GPUs, and sizes of the system disk and data disk. General Office - 2 Cores 2 GB Memory Windows server 2019 64-bit (2 vCPUs, 4 GiB memory, 80 GiB system disk, and 50 GiB data disk)
  6. Confirm the configuration fees and click Confirm Order.
  7. On the page that appears, confirm the configurations of the cloud desktop and click Create Order.


On the Cloud Desktops page, you can view the created cloud desktop. If the status of the cloud desktop changes from Pending to Running, the cloud desktop is ready.