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VMware Horizon View 6 Desktop Virtualization Cookbook by Jason Ventresco

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Understanding how our desktop configuration impacts our design

VMware Horizon View provides the capability to provision two different desktop types: Horizon View Composer linked clones and full clones. Before we discuss the differences between the two, let's outline what about them is the same:

  • From the perspective of the end user, a linked clone and full clone desktop appear the same
  • The master image is often prepared using the same tuning techniques

Deciding on which clone type to use is not always a simple task. While linked clones have certain advantages that we will review in this recipe, we should adopt different techniques of performing desktop maintenance in order to maintain that advantage. Additionally, using linked clones might require ...

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