Question about SmartState Scan for VMware linked clones


I have a situation where I suspect that volume usage information is not being captured for a set of VMs that may be linked clones, which is prompting me to ask if the the SmartState Analysis of linked clones is architected or known to behave differently than for non linked clone VMs. I would appreciate any insight possible.


No, smart state analysis doesn’t tell if the VM is a linked clone or regular VM. They are analyzed in the same way.