It took me a couple of months to get this process going, but thanks to Mr. Michael Webster’s scripts, This process got a lot easier when provisioning Linux VMs.
- Configure your parent image the way you want it and take a snapshot.
- The first script runs on the vm when it first boots. This bash script installs the view agent, and it deletes itself once the agent is installed.
- The second script provisions new VMs from a snapshot.
It only takes a few seconds to create it.
- Add it to the pool
- Make sure that it shows up on your view manager console as available.
- Open your view agent and login.
I am using SSO with OpenLdap configuration. This only works with the versions of CentOS 6.6/6.7/6.8 x64. CentOS 7 is not yet supported. (VMware Horizon 7 version 7.1)
***FYI – This type of linked clones are more like persistent VMs. You cannot manage them the way you do with windows linked clones***