Thursday, August 8, 2013

VMware ESX-Cloning Virtual machines

·         Cloning a machine is simply creating a duplicate / copy so that another VM can quickly be created

·         Reasons for cloning :

o   Quickly create a new VM

o   Prevent OS rebuild

o   Create a server farm

o   Create test servers

·         Types of cloning:

o   Internal ESX cloning (see clone to new VM option)

o   V2V-virtual to virtual:

= VMware Server to VMware ESX Server

= Virtual Server  to VMware ESX Server

o   P2V – physical to virtual

·         Cloning different than migrating

Right Click on the VM-> Clone to a New Virtual Machine (A new machine is created!).


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