sunny1986
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In vcenter 5.1, I am unable to clone a virtual machine into template and store in the shared data store?

Dear all,

In vcenter 5.1, Whenever I am cloning a virtual machine into template and try to store it in shared datastore, I am encountering an error "Unable to access file "shared vms." but when I am storing the template in local datastore, I have no problems at all. Please find attached image. Please tell me why this happens and what is the resolution for this?

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First clone it and then make it to template. But this is not the right way of virtual image creation.

Regards, ABFS
sunny1986
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Yup beckham i did the same way, but donno why I am getting that error,

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while cloning don't edit the settings for the vm, only select the datastore and host. Are you editing it while cloning? sometime it gives error due to editing.

Regards, ABFS
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sunny1986
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I got it beckham, actually in that VM, I had attached an ISO image in CD drive, once i removed that, it worked fine.  Anyways thanks