Deploying Linked-Clone Desktop Pools Using PowerCLI

By Suhem Parack

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Deploying pools can be done using the VMware View Administrator. The Add Pool wizard in the Administrator takes us through a series of steps which include user assignment, pool Identification, provisioning settings, advanced storage options etc. (refer to the figure below). In this article we will learn a different approach to deploying pools – using a powerCLI cmdlet.

In order to do deploy pools using powerCLI cmdlets, we will make use of the Add-AutomaticLinkedClonePool cmdlet.
The general syntax for the Add-AutomaticLinkedClonePool is:

Add-AutomaticLinkedClonePool -pool_id poolID -namePrefix pad
-parentVMPath /vm/ -parentSnapshotPath /
-vmFolderPath /vm -resourcePoolPath /host/Resources
-dataStoreSpecs /host/ -composer_ad_id <composer ad id>

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From: Clearpath Solutions Group Blog