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caydenlu00
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Can we clone the in-use desktop VM and take a snapshot for a parent VM of Instant clone desktop pool

Hi Experts,

Can we clone the in-use desktop VM and take a snapshot for a parent VM of Instant clone desktop pool in Horizon 8?

Any potential risk?Thanks.

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sjesse
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No, that's not supported , it is documented somewhere but I can't seem to find it at the moment. Parent images need to be created from scratch.

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sjesse
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No, that's not supported , it is documented somewhere but I can't seem to find it at the moment. Parent images need to be created from scratch.

caydenlu00
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Hi sjesse, got it ,thanks.

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caydenlu00
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Sorry, another question. Can we P2V an Ubuntu physical server as parent VM for Instant Clone desktop pool? Thanks.

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jonathanjabez
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Hi,

P2V converted VM can be used as a parent VM. However, you would need to do cleanup unwanted services and applications which are related to physical devices. Also, OS needs to be optimized using VMware OS Optimization tool. Post which you can build a RDS Desktop pool as you are using Linux Server distribution.

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caydenlu00
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Hi jonathanjabez, got it ,thanks.

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