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fafa24
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clone question

Dear all,

When I clone an existing VM, will the new VM be associated in the datastore (as a refernece) or is a clone separate?

Not sure how it works.

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RParker
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May I ask another question, what is a template? Will become VM from a template separate too?

A template is basically a VM. You mark a VM, you update patches, and make it the way you want other VM's to look like. From a template you can customize settings (name of VM, domain member / no a domain member, etc..) from Sysprep or in VM terms customization settings. A template is just a deploy VM from which other VM's are copied from. It's the same as a clone, biggest difference is it's a shared VM, and once you mark it as a template it becomes the master, if you will for ALL other VM's from that point on.

You can have many templates. It's a great way to keep a plain VM with no data, and user data, that you deploy other VM's.

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RParker
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If you clone, what you will get is a NEW VM with the same specs as the old one. That's it. If you gave it a new VM name, then it will be a completely separate VM. New registered VM.

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Hi

A clone is a copy of a server's settings and disk files. You can customize it to change Name, Sid, IP.... etc.

So no reference to the source datastore ( disk files )


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AndreTheGiant
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Linked clone does not exist yet in ESX.

Except when you use VMware View Composer for deploy multiple VM "client" using a same master.

Andre

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Okay thank you very helpful to make things clear for me.

May I ask another question, what is a template? Will become VM from a template separate too?

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May I ask another question, what is a template? Will become VM from a template separate too?

A template is basically a VM. You mark a VM, you update patches, and make it the way you want other VM's to look like. From a template you can customize settings (name of VM, domain member / no a domain member, etc..) from Sysprep or in VM terms customization settings. A template is just a deploy VM from which other VM's are copied from. It's the same as a clone, biggest difference is it's a shared VM, and once you mark it as a template it becomes the master, if you will for ALL other VM's from that point on.

You can have many templates. It's a great way to keep a plain VM with no data, and user data, that you deploy other VM's.

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Thanks very helpful explained.

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