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vSphere Virtual Machine Management by Rebecca Fitzhugh

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Cloning a vApp

Another benefit of the vApp's virtual machine-like functionality is being able to clone a vApp. This is advantageous when you want to duplicate the vApp setup in a test or development environment in order to do something like test or update a new patch. But be aware that you cannot use guest customization specifications, so duplicate names, SIDS, and IP addresses can occur.

To clone a vApp, right-click on an inventory object that can contain a vApp and select New vApp.... Once the New vApp wizard is launched, select the Clone an existing vApp option, as shown in the following screenshot:

Cloning a vApp

On the next pane, select the source vApp that ...

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