Clone Virtual Machine

Clone is a process to create another copy of source Virtual Machine (VM). This allows the process of preparing the Virtual Machine faster with the desired guest operating system.

Steps:

  • Select the VM and Right Click > Manage > Clone.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Select “Create a full clone” and Click Next.
  • Change the VM Name and destination if need. If not click Next.
  • Please wait until the clone process is complete.
  • The cloning process is done. Click Close.
  • The clone VM will appeared in the list.
  • The clone VM show the same VM configuration.

The clone VM have identical guest operating system configuration like Computer Name, Security Identifier (SID), Hostname, Driver Cache and etc.

Power on the VM and reset the configuration using SYSPREP.

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