To provide users access to instant-clone desktops, you must create an instant-clone desktop pool. Instant-Clone Desktop PoolsAn instant-clone desktop pool is an automated desktop pool. vCenter Server creates the desktop VMs based on the settings that you specify when you create the pool. Image Publishing and Rebalancing an Instant-Clone Desktop PoolThe clones in an instant-clone desktop pool are based on the same image. When an instant clone is created, the desktop pool are rebalanced across datastores automatically. Add an Instant-Clone Domain AdministratorBefore you create an instant-clone desktop pool, you must add an instant-clone domain administrator to View. Worksheet for Creating an Instant-Clone Desktop PoolWhen you create an instant-clone desktop pool, the Add Desktop Pool wizard prompts you to configure certain options. You can use this worksheet to record your configuration options before you create the pool. Create an Instant-Clone Desktop PoolThe Add Desktop Pool wizards guides you through the steps of creating an instant-clone desktop pool. ClonePrep Guest CustomizationClonePrep customizes instant clones during the creation process. Perform Maintenance on Instant-Clone VMsYou can perform maintenance on instant-clone VMs by putting the ESXi hosts into maintenance mode. You can also use the instant-clone maintenance utilities to perform manual maintenance on instant-clone VMs. Instant-Clone Maintenance UtilitiesOn the Connection Server are two utilities that you can use for the maintenance of instant-clone VMs in vCenter Server and the clusters that the VMs are in.