Rebuild a virtual machine in a full-clone desktop pool if you want to replace the virtual machine with a new virtual machine and want to reuse the machine name. You can rebuild a virtual machine that is in an error state to replace the virtual machine with an error free virtual machine of the same name. When you rebuild a virtual machine, the virtual machine is deleted and then cloned with the same virtual machine name and the AD computer accounts are reused. All user data or settings from the previous virtual machine are lost and the new virtual machine is created using the desktop pool template.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In Horizon Administrator, select Catalog > Desktop Pools.
  2. Select the desktop pool that contains the virtual machine you want to rebuild and click the Inventory tab.
  3. Select the virtual machine that you want to rebuild and click Rebuild.

    In vCenter Client, you can view the virtual machine as it is deleted and cloned again with the same name. In Horizon Administrator, the status of the rebuilt virtual machine goes through the following states: Deleting > Provisioning > Customizing > Available.