When you start the Clone Deploy Rule wizard to clone a vSphere Auto Deploy rule, you must first choose whether to keep the default name of the cloned rule and whether to change the matching criteria of the rule.


  1. On the Name and hosts page of the wizard, enter a name for the new rule.
  2. Select a pattern to apply the rule to the hosts in the inventory.
    You can select to apply the rule to all the hosts in the inventory or to apply the rule only to hosts that match a specific pattern. You can select one or more patterns.
    For example, the rule can apply only to hosts in a vCenter Single Sign-On domain, with a specific host name, or that match a specific IPv4 range.
  3. Click Next.