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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Parent vDesktop and templates

Virtual machine templates are used by VMware View when deploying vDesktops with the full virtual machine option selected. Standard virtual machines (not templates) are used by VMware View when deploying vDesktops with the View Composer linked clones option selected. For a virtual machine to be seen by View Composer, it must have at least one snapshot. View Composer deploys all vDesktops in the pool from the selected snapshot.

It is important to understand that if the parent vDesktop (for Linked Clone pools) or the gold vDesktop template (for Full Desktop pools) are not available, then new vDesktops cannot be provisioned.

Templates

Virtual machine templates are a bit confusing to protect. When creating a virtual machine ...

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