When you detach a View Composer persistent disk from a linked-clone virtual machine, the disk is stored and the linked clone is deleted. By detaching a persistent disk, you can store and reuse user-specific information with another virtual machine.


  1. In Horizon Console, select Inventory > Persistent Disks.
  2. Select the persistent disk to detach and click Detach.
  3. Choose where to store the persistent disk.
    Option Description
    Use current datastore Store the persistent disk on the datastore where it is currently located.
    Use the following datastore Select a new datastore on which to store the persistent disk. Click Browse, click the down arrow, and select a new datastore from the Choose a Datastore menu.

    From the filtered results, you can select a compatible non-vSAN datastore to store the detached persistent disk. Or, select Show all datastores (including local datastores) to view all datastores including shared and vSAN datastores. You cannot use a vSAN datastore.


The View Composer persistent disk is saved on the datastore. The linked-clone virtual machine is deleted and does not appear in Horizon Console.