A desktop rebalance operation evenly redistributes linked-clone desktops among available datastores.

You can also use the rebalance operation to migrate linked-clone desktops to another datastore. Do not use vSphere Client or vCenter Server to migrate or manage linked-clone virtual machines. See Migrate Linked-Clone Desktops to Another Datastore.

If possible, schedule rebalance operations during off-peak hours.

For guidelines, see Rebalancing Linked Clones Among Logical Drives.

Familiarize yourself with the rebalance operation. See Rebalancing Linked Clones Among Logical Drives.

Decide when to schedule the rebalance operation. By default, View Composer starts the operation immediately.

You can schedule only one rebalance operation at a time for a given set of linked clones. You can schedule multiple rebalance operations if they affect different linked clones.

Decide whether to force all users to log off as soon as the operation begins or wait for each user to log off before rebalancing that user's desktop.

If you force users to log off, View Manager notifies users before they are disconnected and allows them to close their applications and log off.

If you force users to log off, the maximum number of concurrent rebalance operations on desktops that require logoffs is half the value of the Max concurrent View Composer maintenance operations setting. For example, if this setting is configured as 24 and you force users to log off, the maximum number of concurrent rebalance operations on desktops that require logoffs is 12.

Verify that provisioning for the pool is enabled. When pool provisioning is disabled, View Manager stops the desktops from being customized after they are rebalanced.

If your deployment includes replicated View Connection Server instances, verify that all instances are the same version.

1

In View Administrator, click Inventory > Pools.

2

Select the pool to rebalance by double-clicking the pool ID in the left column.

3

Choose whether to rebalance the whole pool or selected desktops.

Option

Action

To rebalance all desktops in the pool

On the selected pool's page, click the Settings tab.

To rebalance selected desktops

a

On the selected pool's page, click the Inventory tab.

b

Select the desktops to rebalance.

4

Click View Composer > Rebalance.

5

Follow the wizard instructions to rebalance the linked-clone desktops.

The linked-clone desktops are refreshed and rebalanced. The OS disks are reduced to their original size.

In View Administrator, you can monitor the operation by clicking Inventory > Pools, selecting the pool ID, and clicking the Tasks tab. You can click Cancel Task, Pause Task, or Resume Task to terminate a task, suspend a task, or resume a suspended task.