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 Horizon 7. Worksheet for Creating an Instant-Clone Desktop Pool When you create an instant-clone desktop pool, you can configure certain options. You can use this worksheet to record your configuration options before you create the pool. Create an Instant-Clone Desktop Pool The 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. Change the Image of an Instant-Clone Desktop PoolYou can change the image of an instant-clone desktop pool to push out changes or to revert to a previous image. You can select any snapshot from any virtual machine to be the new image. Monitor a Push-Image OperationYou can monitor the progress of a push-image operation on an instant-clone desktop pool in Horizon Administrator. Reschedule or Cancel a Push-Image OperationYou can reschedule or cancel a push-image operation on an instant-clone desktop pool in Horizon Administrator. Perform Maintenance on Instant-Clone Hosts You can performance maintenance on hosts where instant clones reside by putting the ESXi hosts into maintenance mode. You can use vSphere Web Client to put the ESXi host into maintenance mode. By default, the instant clones on these hosts will be vMotioned to another host in the cluster. Instant-Clone Maintenance UtilitiesOn the Connection Server are three utilities that you can use for the maintenance of instant-clone VMs in vCenter Server and the clusters that the VMs are in. Configure Instant Clones with vSphere Virtual Machine EncryptionYou can configure instant clones to use the vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption feature so that instant-clone desktops have the same encryption keys.