4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2011 11:35 PM by Nikhil Patwa

    Linked cloning in ESXi 4.1

    Nikhil Patwa Expert


      I have an ESXi 4.1 with many VMs (production, production-like and testing VMs). So far we have been copying VMs from the production/production-like VM for testing purposes and this process takes up a lot of our hard disk space from the datastore. We thought of using linked clones that would save a lot of hard disk space and will be faster in provisioning VMs instead of copying a whole VM.


      How can I use linked clone in VMWare ESXi 4.1? I do not have VMWare vCenter Server.


      Are there any command line scripts or programs for creating linked clones in ESXi 4.1?


      Hope to receive any positive feedbacks