aa2017
Contributor
Contributor

Unable to clone

I want to clone a VM but I do not see the option in my version of VSphere 5.0 when I right click on the VM. How can I clone?

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SrVMwarer
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

I think, but I am not sure you may clone the VMDK files via esxcli and create a new VM attaching these clones VMDKs into it separating'em into another VM directory

Making sure the VMDKs isn't in lock state and the VM is consolidated.

I think this KB maybe useful:- VMware Knowledge Base

Regards, İlyas
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asajm
Expert
Expert

Hi aa2017

Are you using vCenter?

If you are not connected to a vCenter, cloning is not an option for the version you're using.

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Lalegre
Commander
Commander

Hi!

Looking at the options, it seems that you are not even connected to a vCenter Server. If you do not have a vCenter you will not be able to clone the Virtual machine.

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scott28tt
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

As others have said, cloning via the GUI is only an option when 2 things are true:

1. Your host is being managed by vCenter Server

2. The GUI is connected to your vCenter Server

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