VMware View Linked Clone Desktops – Disk Redirection Explained [Video]
I get a lot of questions on the various disks that are used with a VMware View Linked Clone desktop pool, especially the disks that are not specifically called out by the datastore selection piece. In response, I’ve created a video that goes over the creation of a Linked Clone desktop pool, including a discussion on where the disposable disk and internal disk are placed when datastore tiering is used, and closes with some thoughts on the usefulness of disposable disks.
I personally have a preference in favor of disposable disks, as the “junk” data is deleted when a VM is powered off. It seems like a no hassle way to keep the desktops clean. And, for those wondering, the disposable and internal disks follow the OS disk in regards to datastore selection.