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Creating a linked-clone desktop pool from a VM/snapshot with a filter attached fails (2151746)

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Symptoms

Creating Horizon 7 linked clones fails if there is an IOFilter policy attached to any of the VM disks. The following error appears:

“Changing or applying VM Storage Policies with Data Service capabilities during clone operations is disallowed. VM Storage Policies with Data Service capabilities can be assigned to the provisioned VM after the clone operation has been completed and before the VM has been powered on.”

Cause

This is a known issue in Horizon 7 and VMware is not planning a fix for this.

Resolution

VMware recommends using instant clones instead of linked clones. Instant clones serve the same purpose as linked clones.

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