1 Reply Latest reply on May 11, 2019 9:45 PM by IRIX201110141

    Clone a VM.

    hack3rcon Enthusiast


      How can I clone a VM in VMware ESXi 6.7? When I clone a VM and modify it the can if affect to the original VM?


      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Clone a VM.
          IRIX201110141 Master

          "Cloning" is a feature of the vCenter and it makes a copy of a existing VM or Template. During this operation there can be 2 additions steps which are "orchestrated"

          - Customization.... think about Windows unantended XML (Trigger a sysprep, change Administrator password, change network settings, AD Join,)

          - HW changes


          After the cloning is finished you get a another VM which is independent from the source.


          There is something like LinkedClones which is way less independent of course.