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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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Cloning the existing VM

Cloning is the process of creating a copy of existing virtual machines. It saves time in installing operating systems and doing initial configuration; however, this may be dangerous. There are post-cloning tasks that have to be performed, and they are discussed in the next section.

Hot and cold cloning

To clone a virtual machine, right-click on a VM in the inventory and choose the Clone... option from the menu:

Hot and cold cloning

Follow the wizard prompts that will ask you to choose the name and location for the new virtual machine.

Cloning can be done while a VM is running or while it's off. There are two options, which are referred to as hot ...

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