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

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VMware View specific files

Mentioned in the following table are the files and disks created for virtual desktops provisioned through VMware View. Some of the disks are only created by View Composer or when assigning a persistent or disposable disk to the desktop pool:

File type

Composer

Description

replica-GUID.vmdk

Yes

Replica VM is used to spin-up linked clone VMs.

-internal.vmdk

Yes

Data configuration for Quick Prep/Sysprep.

VM-s000[n].vmdk

Yes

Created when a virtual machine has snapshot(s). This file stores changes made to a virtual disk while the virtual machine is running. There may be more than one such file. The 3-digit number after the letter (000 after s in this case) indicates a unique suffix added automatically ...

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