Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Instant clones and putting host into maintenance for upgrade

I'm looking on how to perform ESXi patching with instant clones running on them.

With linked clones you could perform vmotion and simply move all the desktops of the host, patch it and move to the next one. But with instant clones this is not possible ? So we would need to disconnect all the users on the host, remove (delete) all instant clones on it and only then we can patch it.

Or am I missing something here ?

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Leadership
Leadership

What version are you running, I think early version of 7 had issues, but with 7,.4 I know it works fine. WHen you put the host in maintence mode the vms are migrated and then the cp-parent vms are deleted. The instant clone can move as long as there is a running cp-parent for that pool is on that host I believe. In older versions I think you needed to use these

Instant-Clone Maintenance Utilities

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

We have Horizon 7.5.1. I'll try in test environment.

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