hello all, can I restart or shutdown the vcenter when I was cloning vm?
Is there any effect if i restart the vcenter?
Not required to shutdown or restart the vCenter for cloning. If you want to take clone powered on (Live) or Off. If you want to restart original vCenter after clone the effect is to restart all services. Also, during cloning if restart the vCenter cloning will be faild.
I thought the failure should not be happened, however when I test it in my lab, restart the vCenter server until the vm cloning process between two different hosts, I saw 3 Events in the Monitor tab of destiniation host:
and then I checked the destination datastore, nothing is in there and no new VM is registered. the VM cloning operation has been failed and you can see it in the tasks tab of the VM.