You can assign a detached View Composer persistent disk to a new pool or user if the original pool or user was deleted from View Manager.

A detached persistent disk is still associated with its original pool and user. If the pool or user is deleted from View Manager, you cannot use the persistent disk to recreate a linked-clone desktop.

By editing the pool and user, you can use the detached persistent disk to recreate a desktop in the new pool. The desktop is assigned to the new user.

You can select a new pool, a new user, or both.

Verify that the persistent disk's pool or user was deleted from View Manager.

Verify that the new pool uses the same operating system as the pool in which persistent disk was created.


In View Administrator, click Inventory > Persistent Disks


Select the persistent disk for which the user or pool has been deleted.


Click Edit.


(Optional) Select a linked-clone pool from the list.


(Optional) Select a user for the persistent disk.

You can browse your Active Directory for the domain and username.

Recreate a linked-clone desktop with the detached persistent disk.