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Moving View-managed desktops between VMware vCenter Servers is not supported (1018045)

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You cannot move View-managed desktops between vCenter Servers by using the administration graphical interface.

If you configure an ESX host or cluster to host virtual machines that are managed by View Manager, and then deregister the ESX hosts from one vCenter Server and reregister them on another vCenter Server, View Manager cannot locate the virtual machines on the new vCenter Server that correspond to users' desktops. As a result, users cannot log into their desktops.

Users are also unable to log into their desktops if you deregister virtual machines that are managed by View Manager from one vCenter Server, and reregister them on another vCenter Server.

Solution

Note: Moving View-managed desktops between vCenter Servers is not supported.

For related information on replacing an ESX host, see Replacing an ESX host in a cluster that has View Composer linked-clone pool installed (1015292).

Update History

10/10/2012 - Added support statement to Solution and updated Product Versions. 05/28/2014 - Added Horizon View 5.2 and 5.3 to Product Versions. 08/14/2014 - Added Horizon View 6.0 and vCenter Server 4.x and 5.x products

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