View can repeatedly delete and recreate linked-clone and full-clone machines that are in an Error state.


Examine the parent virtual machine or template that was used to create the desktop pool. Check for errors in the virtual machine or guest operating system that might cause the error in the virtual machine.

For linked clones, resolve errors in the parent virtual machine and take a new snapshot.

  • If many machines are in an Error state, use the new snapshot or template to recreate the pool.

  • If most machines are healthy, select the desktop pool in View Administrator, click Edit, select the vCenter Settings tab, select the new snapshot as a default base image, and save your edits.

    New linked-clone machines are created using the new snapshot.

For full clones, resolve errors in the virtual machine, generate a new template, and recreate the pool.