You can control how aggressively View Manager creates linked-clone desktops on a datastore by using the storage overcommit feature. This feature lets you create linked clones that have a total logical size larger than the physical storage limit of the datastore.

This feature works only with linked-clone pools.

The storage overcommit level calculates the amount of storage greater than the physical size of the datastore that the clones would use if each clone were a full virtual machine. For details, see Storage Overcommit for Linked-Clone Desktops.

1

In View Administrator, click Inventory > Pools.

2

When you create a new desktop pool or edit an existing pool, navigate to the Select Datastores page.

Option

Action

New desktop pool

a

Click Add.

b

Proceed through the Add Pool wizard until the Select Datastores page is displayed.

Existing desktop pool

a

Select the linked-clone pool and click Edit.

b

Click the vCenter Settings tab.

3

On the Select Datastores page, select the storage overcommit level.

Option

Description

None

Storage is not overcommitted.

Conservative

4 times the size of the datastore. This is the default level.

Moderate

7 times the size of the datastore.

Aggressive

15 times the size of the datastore.

4

Click Done.

5

Click Finish.