Cloning a vApp is similar to cloning a virtual machine. When you clone a vApp, you clone all virtual machines and vApps within 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 runsESXi 3.0 or later
A DRS cluster
- Start the cloning wizard.
Start the cloning wizard from a DRS cluster by right-clicking the cluster and selecting.
Start the cloning wizard from an existing vApp by right-clicking the vApp and selecting.
- On the Select creation type page, select Clone an existing vApp and click Next.
- On the Select source vApp page, select an existing vApp to clone, and click Next.
The Select source vApp page appears only if you start the wizard from a DRS cluster.
- On the Select destination page, select a valid host, vApp, or resource pool in which to run the vApp, and click Next.
- On the Select a name and location page, type a name for the vApp, select location, and click Next.
- On the Select storage page, select the virtual disk format and the target datastore and click Next.
- On the Map networks page, configure the network mappings for the networks that the virtual machines in the vApp use.
- On the Resource allocation page, allocate CPU and memory resources for the vApp and click Next.
- On the Review and finish page, review the vApp settings and click Finish.