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  • Can't find Clone to new Virtual Machine

    I am trying to clone a few of my test virutal machines under 3.5 evaluation.

    I go to summary\commands and the clone to new virutal machine is not listed. The only things listed are power on edit settings and open console.

    I did find under file\virtual appliances import export. But I know there are supposed to me more options under that cmmands window, that would also be useful.

    Does the evaluation copy not let you clone?

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    Re: Can't find Clone to new Virtual Machine

    Have you tried powering off the VM? I can't remember but I think you can only perform cold clone's on 3.5

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    • #3
      Re: Can't find Clone to new Virtual Machine

      There is no integrated/automated cloning without vCenter Server. To clone you'll have to manually copy/paste directories on your datastore and perform manual customization (to resolve IP, MAC, and hostname conflicts)
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