fartman
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How to clone ESX 4.1

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Hi anyone tried cloning ESX 4.1 any special steps to note?

Thanks

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a_p_
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As mentioned before it's neither recommended to clone ESXi nor is it supported. I'd recommend you take a look at unattended installation (Kickstart) for mass installations.

André

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vmroyale
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Hello.

Note: This discussion was moved from the VMware ESXi 5 community to the VMware ESX™ 4 community.

It is not recommended to clone an ESX install.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
abirhasan
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You can use VMware standalone converter. http://vmware.com/go/converter

http://vmware.com/go/converter. Y

ou can also have a look at

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760

abirhasan   
EdWilts
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Steps:

  1. Upgrade to ESXi 5
  2. Use Image Builder to create your own custom image
  3. Create a Host Profile
  4. Auto Deploy

Done.  It's not easy and requires Enterprise Plus licenses, but you'll have a supportable configuration for mass deployments.

.../Ed (VCP4, VCP5)
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fartman
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thks for the info i'm try to clone the hypervisior for mass repaid deployment any suggestion?

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a_p_
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As mentioned before it's neither recommended to clone ESXi nor is it supported. I'd recommend you take a look at unattended installation (Kickstart) for mass installations.

André

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