When you detach a View Composer persistent disk, the linked clone is deleted. You can give the original user access to the detached user settings and information by recreating the linked-clone virtual machine from the detached disk.

About this task

Note:

If you recreate a linked-clone virtual machine in a desktop pool that has reached its maximum size, the recreated virtual machine is still added to the desktop pool. The desktop pool grows larger than the specified maximum size.

If a persistent disk's original desktop pool or user was deleted from View, you can assign a new one to the persistent disk. See Edit a View Composer Persistent Disk's Pool or User.

View does not support recreating a virtual machine with a persistent disk that is stored on a non-Virtual SAN datastore if the new virtual machine is stored on a Virtual SAN datastore. Similarly, if the persistent disk is stored on Virtual SAN, View does not support recreating a virtual machine on non-Virtual SAN.

To move a detached persistent disk from non-Virtual SAN to Virtual SAN, you can recreate the disk on a virtual machine that is stored on a non-Virtual SAN datastore and rebalance the virtual machine's desktop pool to a Virtual SAN datastore.

Procedure

  1. In View Administrator, select Resources > Persistent Disks.
  2. On the Detached tab, select the persistent disk and click Recreate Machine.

    You can select multiple persistent disks to recreate a linked-clone virtual machine for each disk.

  3. Click OK.

Results

View creates a linked-clone virtual machine for each persistent disk you select and adds the virtual machine to the original desktop pool.

The persistent disks remain on the datastore where they were stored.