1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 20, 2016 9:17 AM by Sureshkumar M

    Need Solution - Clone VM across VCENTRE without vmotion. With same SAN/NAS Storage or different SAN/NAS Storage

    Shivaji_laxmi Lurker

      I have two problems, need solution for same

       

      1)  I would like to clone VM from one vcentre to another vcentre without vmotion. SAN Storage

       

      2) I would like to clone VM from one vcentre to another vcentre without vmotion. NAS Storage

        • 1. Re: Need Solution - Clone VM across VCENTRE without vmotion. With same SAN/NAS Storage or different SAN/NAS Storage
          Sureshkumar M Expert
          vExpert

          Cloning will not do vmotion, its just a copy operation. While cloning it will ask for the destination host and datastore, but i dont think while doing that operation it will give you the hosts/datastore from other vcenter as this is limited to one vcenter. But still you may do the following

           

          You have make the datastore shared on hosts from both vcenter server.

          Initiate the clone operation from the source vcenter while chosing the datastore, choose the datastore which is shared across both sites. Once the clone is completed, remove the vm from inventory on the source vcenter and register in the destination vcenter ( this requires downtime)

           

          Hope, this helps.

           

          Regards,

          Suresh