View Manager can repeatedly delete and recreate linked-clone and full-clone desktops that are in an Error state.

A linked-clone or full-clone desktop is created in an Error state, deleted, and recreated in an Error state. This cycle keeps repeating.

When a large desktop pool is provisioned, one or more virtual machines might end up in an Error state. The View Manager automatic recovery mechanism attempts to power on the failed virtual machine. If the virtual machine does not power on after a certain number of attempts, View Manager deletes the virtual machine.

Following the pool size requirements, View Manager creates a new virtual machine, often with the same desktop name as the original desktop. If the new virtual machine is provisioned with the same error, that virtual machine is deleted, and the cycle repeats.

Automatic recovery is performed on linked-clone and full-clone desktops.

If automatic recovery attempts fail for a virtual machine, View Manager deletes the virtual machine only if it is a floating desktop or a dedicated desktop that is not assigned to a user. Also, View Manager does not delete virtual machines when pool provisioning is disabled.

Examine the parent virtual machine or template that was used to create the desktop pool. Check for errors in the virtual machine or guest operating system that might cause the error in the virtual machine.

For linked clones, resolve errors in the parent virtual machine and take a new snapshot.

If many desktops are in an Error state, use the new snapshot or template to recreate the pool.

If most desktops are healthy, select the desktop pool in View Administrator, click Edit, select the vCenter Settings tab, select the new snapshot as a default base image, and save your edits.

New linked-clone desktops are created using the new snapshot.

For full clones, resolve errors in the virtual machine, generate a new template, and recreate the pool.