The new VMware Instant Clone Technology included in the View component of the Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition improves and accelerates the process of creating cloned virtual desktops over the previous View Composer linked-clone technology. In addition, instant clones require less storage and less
expense to manage and update because the desktop is deleted when the user logs out, and a new desktop is created using the latest master image.
For just-in-time desktops, you can combine instant clones with VMware App Volumes™ and VMware User Environment Manager™ to create disposable desktops that retain user customizations, personas, and user-installed apps from session to session, even though the cloned desktop is destroyed when the
user logs out. Users experience a stateful desktop, while the enterprise realizes the economy of stateless desktops.
This white paper is for View administrators who are considering using instant clones. It provides a technical explanation of Instant Clone Technology and its benefits and limitations. This paper is intended both for readers who are