Cloning a vApp is similar to cloning a virtual machine. When you clone a vApp, you clone all virtual machines and vApps in the vApp.


When you clone a vApp, you can add the clone to a folder, standalone host, resource pool, cluster enabled for DRS, or another vApp.

Verify that one of those objects is available in your datacenter.

  • A standalone host that is running ESX 3.0 or greater.

  • A cluster enabled for DRS is selected.


  1. Navigate to a DRS-enabled cluster, right-click the cluster and click New vApp > New vApp (create new vApp icon).
  2. On the Select a creation type page, select Clone an existing vApp.
  3. On the Select source vApp page, select an existing vApp to clone, and click Next.
  4. On the Select destination page, select a valid host, vApp, or resource pool in which to run the vApp, and click Next.
  5. On the Select a name and location page, type a name for the vApp, select location, and click Next.
  6. On the Select storage page, select the virtual disk format and the target datastore and click Next.
  7. On the Resource allocation page, allocate CPU and memory resources for the vApp and click Next.
  8. On the Ready to complete page, review the vApp settings and click Finish.