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 Administrator, select Resources > Persistent Disks.
  2. Select the persistent disk to detach and click Detach.
  3. Choose where to store the persistent disk.



    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 vSAN datastore.

    If the persistent disk was originally stored on a vSAN datastore, you can select a vSAN or non-vSAN datastore to store the detached persistent disk. Similarly, if the persistent disk was stored on non-vSAN, you can detach the disk on a non-vSAN or 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 Administrator.