If a linked-clone virtual machine becomes inaccessible in Horizon 7, you can restore the virtual machine if it was configured with a View Composer persistent disk. You can import the persistent disk from a vSphere datastore into Horizon 7.
You import the persistent disk file as a detached persistent disk in Horizon 7. You can either attach the detached disk to an existing virtual machine or recreate the original linked clone in Horizon 7.
- In View Administrator, select .
- On the Detached tab, click Import from vCenter.
- Select a vCenter Server instance.
- Select the datacenter where the disk file is located.
- Select a linked-clone desktop pool in which to create a new linked clone virtual machine with the persistent disk.
- In the Persistent Disk File text box, click Browse, click the down arrow, and select a datastore from the Choose a Datastore menu.
You cannot import a persistent disk from a local datastore. Only shared datastores are available.
- Click the datastore name to display its disk storage files and virtual-machine files.
- Select the persistent-disk file you want to import.
- In the User text box, click Browse, select a user to assign to the virtual machine, and click OK.
The disk file is imported into Horizon 7 as a detached persistent disk.
What to do next
To restore the linked-clone virtual machine, you can recreate the original virtual machine or attach the detached persistent disk to another virtual machine.