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VMware Horizon View 5.3 Design Patterns and Best Practices by Jason Ventresco

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Deciding between persistent and non-persistent desktops

VMware Horizon View provides organizations with the ability to manage desktop persistence automatically, without having to install additional software inside the base image. This section will discuss what differs between the two desktop persistence models. It is important to note that View does not refer to a desktop as persistent or non-persistent; in using that term we are referring to the act of refreshing a linked clone desktop or deleting and recreating a linked clone or full clone desktop after the user has ended their session.

What is a persistent desktop?

Persistent desktops function just as the name indicates; they keep the contents of their virtual hard disks intact in between user ...

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