The build information settings determine how a machine is provisioned.


  1. Click the Build Information tab.
  2. Select whether machines provisioned from this blueprint are classified as Desktop or Server from the Blueprint type drop-down menu.

    This information is for record-keeping and licensing purposes only.

  3. Select Linked Clone from the Action drop-down menu.
  4. Select CloneWorkflow from the Provisioning workflow drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Browse icon next to the Clone from text box.
  6. Select a machine to clone.

    You can only clone from machines that you manage as a business group manager or tenant administrator.

  7. Click Next.
  8. Select a snapshot to clone.

    You can create a new snapshot from this menu.

  9. Click Finish.
  10. Click OK.
  11. (Optional) Select Delete snapshot when the blueprint is deleted if you do not want to keep the snapshot when the blueprint is deleted.
  12. (Optional) Enter the name of the customization specification in the Customization spec text box.

    A customization specification is required only if you are cloning with static IP addresses. However, you cannot perform customizations of Windows machines without a customization specification object. For Linux clone machines, you can use a customization specification, an external script, or both to perform customizations.

    When you create a customization specification in the vSphere Client for DHCP, use the Typical settings option on the Customization Specification > Network tab page. The Typical settings option is related to network settings in vRealize Automation and is indirectly related to network profiles that have the DHCP private network profile and NAT one-to-many settings enabled. If the clone machine is provisioned by using the custom specification, and no profiles are enabled on the vRealize Automation virtual appliance, the machine IP address is selected from the vSphere Client DHCP.


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What to do next

Configure Clone Blueprint Machine Resources.