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baber
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why one of my virtual desktop not show in horizon view panel and my replica machine is power on ?

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I have a problem one of my virtual desktops not show in my vmware horizon console and except that show my replica machine (replica-69695091-6e91-4fdb-b11d-e26659d8f95e)  and it is power on when i shutdown that manually it automatically power on this is a big problem

what do i have to do ?

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baber
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what do i have to do ?  please help me

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baber
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no one can not help me ?

what do i have to do ?

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mittim12
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Sounds like a very serious issue.   Your replica shouldn't be powered on and honestly I didn't even know you could power it on.  Did you perform the steps to unprotect  it or something?     Regardless, it may be easier to just create a new snapshot and recompose your pool based on that new snapshot.   If you do that a new replica would be created based on the new snapshot.

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baber
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i have 3 question :

1- how can i do recompose?

2- do i have to create a new snapshot from my source machine?

3- if i creae a new snapshot what will be happened for my user's data on my vdi machines?

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mittim12
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1:https://pubs.vmware.com/horizon-61-view/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/view-61-administration.pdf

2:  You can use a different golden image if you choose, however if you want to generate a new replica you will have to create a snapshot and recompose to that.

3:   If your user's data is stored on the C:\ drive of a linked clone machine it will.  In most environments people use roaming profiles or some third party profile management in conjunction with linked clones and floating pools.

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baber
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thanks

but i want to know why my replica machine is power on and

i have 3 pool how can i understand which replica machine is for which desktop pool ?

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mittim12
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As far as I know the replica being powered on is not standard behavior in View.  You will likely have to perform a environment audit to determine who unprotected and powered on your replica. 

To determine which replica belongs to each pool you can simply add a new machine to each pool and see which replica is used.

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baber
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i can increase my Max number of machine in provisioning tab of horizon view but when i increase that digit how can understand which replica file is for which pool?

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mittim12
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When you increase the number of machines you can watch vCenter to see which replica the machine is created from.  You can also check the events tab of each replica.

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