4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2011 5:07 PM by mashoj

    Problem; how to clone vm by powercli

    mashoj Lurker

      I am trying to create clone virtual machine by NEW-VM cmdlet at my ESXi 4.1 server.

      but I received the following messages every time.


        [vSphere PowerCLI] C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI> new-
        vm -name clone1 -datastore datastore1 -VM testvm1
        New-VM : 2011/04/18 14:33:01    New-VM        The operation for the entity VirtualMachine

        -144 failed with the following message: "The operation is not supported on the object."

      I know a free ESXi server has some limitations as following,

        "Note that the free VMware vSphere Hypervisor does not allow any configuration changes through the vCLI."

      but also powercli has this limitation.


      so,I registered license "vSphere 4 Enterprise Plus" on my ESXi server.

      but there is no change. I received the same messages again and again.


      how can I do this operation? pls help.