O'Reilly logo

VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Creating clones

A snapshot is a virtual machine that is in a specific state. When working with snapshots, there will still be one virtual machine that can easily be restored to a specific state. The major difference between a clone and a snapshot is that a clone is a new virtual machine that is independent of the original virtual machine. Even if there is some relation between a snapshot and a clone (for instance, you can create a clone based on a snapshot), a clone basically is a new virtual machine. This means that once you have created a clone of a virtual machine, you can even start creating new snapshots of that virtual machine.

When creating clones, you really need to think well about what you want to use them for. If you just want to use ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required