On rare occasions, during provisioning, an instant clone gets into an error state and you cannot delete the desktop pool from View Administrator.

Problem

To delete the pool, View sends requests to vCenter Server to power off the clones. However, the requests fail for clones that are orphaned. The result is that View cannot delete the pool.

Procedure

  1. From vCenter Server, unregister the orphaned clones.
  2. From View Administrator, delete the clones.