4: On The Horizon – What’s new in Horizon 8: Linked Clones replaced with Instant Clones for Everyone

Sep 1, 2020

This session discusses the following topic, Blog and/or Support Article: What's new in Horizon 8: Linked Clones replaced with Instant Clones for Everyone

Smart Provisioning. Horizon automatically choose the type of desktop to create, based on density of VMs per host in selected cluster. Low density types are created without parent VMs, high density are created with parent VMs. Horizon directly clones replica without a parent VM, which takes a lot of memory and disk space. This lowers the number of parent VMs in lower-density clusters, and reduces the footprint. For high density, traditional instant clones are created with parent VMs. To learn how this works, including how to force it instead of relying on the automatic functionality, see VMware Horizon Version 8 (2006) – Feature Overview:  Instant Clone Smart Provisioning.”

Host: Andy Whiteside
Co-Host: Scott March