Cloning virtual machines#
VMware Server Virtualization offers the ability to clone a VM. The following table provides an overview of this action.
|Overview||Using the selected VM as a source configuration
creates one or more running VMs, with a new name and Rackspace
|Example use case||Create a new VM from an existing VM for immediate use.|
|Requires interaction from the Rackspace VMware Support team.||Clone VM does not require manual intervention from the Rackspace VMware Support team.|
Cloning a virtual machine#
Initiating this process results in a new billable VM deployed in your environment. Billing commences on the deployment of the VM.
Use the following steps to clone a new virtual machine:
- Click the
VMware Server Virtualizationfrom the list. The virtual machines management section displays.
- Click the selection box next to the virtual machine that you want to clone from the virtual machine list.
- Select the
- Enter the
Naming Pattern. This leverages the old name minus the number. For example when you clone,
webserver003, the naming pattern that is presented is
webserver. Add the next logical number in the pattern to continue the naming pattern.
Configure Clones. The
Clone from Existing VMpage displays.
- Choose a
- OPTIONAL: If you want, you are now able to update the
- Verify the
Rackspace is unable to clone a virtual machine if you are using an unsupported operating system or make changes to the recorded Rackspace credentials. For more information see Credentials Management.