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.
- In View Administrator, select .
- Select the persistent disk to detach and click Detach.
- 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.
You cannot select a local datastore to store a detached persistent disk. You must use a shared datastore or Virtual SAN datastore.
If the persistent disk was originally stored on a Virtual SAN datastore, you can select a Virtual SAN or non-Virtual SAN datastore to store the detached persistent disk. Similarly, if the persistent disk was stored on non-Virtual SAN, you can detach the disk on a non-Virtual SAN or Virtual SAN datastore.
The View Composer persistent disk is saved on the datastore. The linked-clone virtual machine is deleted and does not appear in View Administrator.