vilkasimov
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How to determine Linked Clones ?

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Hello. Please tell me how to identify a linked clone virtual machine. Before upgrading vsphere to version 6.0 U3h from version 6.0, the linked clone virtual machine could be easily identified, it was enough to look in vsphere console for the value of not-shared storage, it differed from the value of Used Storage, as in the screenshot below:

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But after upgrading to version 6.0 U3h from version 6.0, these values ​​become the same. But I know for sure that this virtual machine is linked clone:

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What could be the reason? Is this a mistake or should it be now? I am confused.

Perhaps LucD can help in this matter? I hope to help any member of the community! Thank you in advance.

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Does the method in Listing all linked clones on your vCenter Server still work?

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Does the method in Listing all linked clones on your vCenter Server still work?

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Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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Hello LucD. Thanks for the link. Yes, this method still works. I received a list of virtual machines. Smiley Happy Perhaps there is a way, how we can quickly distinguish a regular virtual machine from a linked clone virtual machine through a client? Or maybe there is a script that indicates this is a regular virtual machine or linked clone virtual machine. :smileyconfused:

Thank you in advance!

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LucD
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Afaik, in the Web Client there is nothing that would indicate a LC.


Not sure what you mean by script?

That script is the one I linked to.
Or do you mean something else?


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