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In some cases you may have a pending VMware Horizon View pool deletion task that does not finish for several reasons: usually when you have modify or delete some VM’s pool directly from the VMware vCenter Server instead from the View Manager.

In those cases you will not be able to remove those pool anymore and probably you will not able to build VM with the same pattern.

You can fix this issue manually using those VMware KB: Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from VMware View Manager 4.5 and later (2015112) or Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from VMware View Manager 3.x and 4.0 (1008658).

Basically first, on the View Connection Server you have to edit the LDAP structure with ADSI edit (in a similar way as used to fix the vCenter Plugins list for removing the Enterprise Converter). Connection data are:

  • Select Select or type a Distinguished Name or Naming Context.
  • In the field below, type dc=vdi,dc=vmware,dc=int
  • Select Select or type a domain or server.
  • In the field below, type localhost

Then you have to work on your Composer Server in order to fix also its database, otherwise you will no able to re-use the previous VM names. For this purpose you can use the command line tool:

SviConfig -operation=RemoveSviClone -VmName=VMname -AdminUser=TheLocalAdminUser -AdminPassword=TheLocalAdminPassword -ServerUrl=TheViewComposerServerURL

where:

  • VMname is the name of the virtual machine to remove.
  • TheLocalAdminUser is the name of the user who is part of the local administrator group. The default value is Administrator.
  • TheLocalAdminPassword is the password of the administrator used to connect to the View Composer server.
  • TheViewComposerServerUrl is the View Composer server URL. The default value is https://localhost:18443/SviService/v2_0.
    For VMware View Manager 5.1 and later, TheViewComposerServerUrl is the View Composer server URL. The default value is https://localhost:18443/SviService/v3_0

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Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2642 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-17. PernixPro 2014-16. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-17. Nutanix NTC 2014-17. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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