With View Composer, you can update linked-clone desktops, reduce the size of their operating system data, and rebalance the linked-clone virtual machines among disk drives. You also can manage the View Composer persistent disks associated with linked clones.

A desktop refresh operation restores the operating system disk of each linked clone to its original state and size, reducing storage costs.

You can update linked-clone desktops by creating a new base image on the parent virtual machine and using the recompose feature to distribute the updated image to the linked clones.

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

You can detach a View Composer persistent disk from a linked-clone desktop and attach it to another linked clone. This feature lets you manage user information separately from linked-clone desktops.