(Note: persistent RDSH VDAs are not included in this section since RDSH user sessions are essentially non-persistent) Here are some advantages of full clone persistent virtual desktops as opposed to non-persistent VDAs: Concurrent vs Named User – one advantage of non-persistent virtual desktops is that you only need enough virtual desktops to handle the concurrent user load.With persistent virtual desktops, you need a separate machine for each named user, whether that user is using it or not.Since these are Full Clones, once they are created, you can do things like Storage v Motion.During Disaster Recovery, restore the VM (both disks).You can also set HKLM\Software\Citrix\Desktop Server\Throttled Request Address Max Concurrent Transactions to throttle launches at the Satellite zone.
Inside the virtual machines, you might have to change the List Of DDCs registry value to point to your DR Delivery Controllers.
Each virtual desktop is managed separately using traditional desktop management tools.
If your storage is an All Flash Array with inline deduplication and compression, then full clone persistent virtual desktops probably take no more disk space than non-persistent linked clones.
See Citrix Docs Connection leasing and CTX205169 FAQ: Connection Leasing in Xen App/Xen Desktop 7.6 for information on Connection Leasing limitations (e.g.
no pooled virtual desktops, 2 week-old leases, etc.).