To make an original copy of a virtual machine, you can clone an existing virtual machine. You can open the New Virtual Machine wizard from any object in the inventory that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine. You can also open the wizard directly from the virtual machine that you are going to clone.
If you open the wizard from a virtual machine, the Select a creation type page does not appear.
- ♦ Select to clone a virtual machine.
Option Description Open the New Virtual Machine wizard from any object in the inventory
- Right-click any inventory object that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, such as a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host, and select .
- Select Clone an existing virtual machine and click Next.
The Select a virtual machine page opens.
Open the Clone Existing Virtual Machine wizard from a virtual machine
Right-click the virtual machine and select.
The Select a name and folder page opens.