My basic question is does “vmrun clone” work with vCenter 5.5 and/or ESXi 5.5? If “vmrun clone” is supported with vCenter/ESXi, then are there any special requirements to make it work. For example, do I need a special license or any special configuration on vCenter/ESXi?
When I attempt to use “vmrun clone” with either vCenter 5.5 or ESXi 5.5 I get the error below:
Error: The operation is not supported
I know that clone was not supported on vSphere 4.x, but I have vSphere 5.5.
I have read some posts that suggest that clone is a feature of vCenter, but not ESXi. I am OK with this. I would actually prefer to do the clone through vCenter.