To start a clone deployment in vCenter Server with a vRealize Automation blueprint, you must create a vCenter Server virtual machine template.

A clone deployment creates a complete and independent virtual machine based on the vCenter Server virtual machine template. A linked clone deployment references a snapshot of a virtual machine. The deployment creates a complete and independent virtual machine based on the vCenter Server snapshot of a virtual machine. You can set up a linked clone deployment from a clone deployment. See Iaas Configuration for Virtual Platforms.