When you detach a View Composer persistent disk from a linked-clone desktop, the disk is stored and the linked clone is deleted. By detaching a persistent disk, you can store and reuse user-specific information with another desktop.

1

In View Administrator, click Inventory > Persistent disks.

2

Select the persistent disk to detach.

3

Click Detach.

4

Choose where to store the persistent disk.

Option

Description

Use current datastore

Store the persistent disk on the datastore where it is currently located.

Use the following datastore

Select a new datastore on which to store the persistent disk. Click Browse, click the down arrow, and select a new datastore from the Choose a Datastore menu.

You cannot select a local datastore to store a detached persistent disk. You must use a shared datastore.

The View Composer persistent disk is saved on the datastore. The linked-clone desktop is deleted and does not appear in View Administrator.