Another in our Resolution Paths series, here is a ResPath article for those of you who use VMware View. Recall that a ResPath article outlines a step by step process to resolving an issue.

Let’s start by looking at the Respath titled: Cannot power on any VMware View virtual desktop in pool

You’ll be interested in the KB article if:

  • You cannot power on any virtual desktop in a pool, or,
  • You are having power on issues with your View virtual desktops


The four major potential causes of problems with powering on these pools are:

  1. Ensure that there are no issues with vCenter Server and the ESX/ESXi hosts.
  2. Ensure that there is sufficient storage space available.
  3. Confirm that replica virtual machine is not missing or corrupted.
  4. Ensure that there are no issues with your virtual machine templates.

Visit the full KB article here for all the details on how to check these items.