Cloning virtual machines in vSphere series – Part 3: Linked Clones

Let’s start with part 3 in the cloning virtual machines in vSphere series, I am going to talk about another type of clones, linked clones!  All articles regarding cloning virtual machines in vSphere series: Part 1: Types of clone Part 2: Full Clone Part 4: Instant Clones (not published yet) As said in previous articles, this series is only focused on VMware vSphere hence, VMware Horizon View is not contemplated (Linked clones are commonly used in that product)....

April 16, 2019 · 6 min · itgaiden

Cloning virtual machines in vSphere series – Part 2: Full clone

Continuing with the cloning virtual machines in vSphere series, today I am going to write about the full clone, how it works and some useful information about it. So, let’s talk about clones… but just full clones. How does it work? As you probably know a full clone is an exact copy of a source VM, meaning that, everything from the parent VM is copied (VM settings, disks, files, etc....

March 6, 2019 · 4 min · itgaiden

Cloning virtual machines in vSphere series – Part 1: Types of clone

Most of you already know how to clone virtual machines within vSphere, and I mean cloning from the vSphere Web client within vCenter but, beyond that, there are other types of clones you can use in vCenter like, Linked Clones or Instant Clones (aka Project Fargo/VMfork) Due to the large content that can be discussed about each clone’s type, I decided to make a short series of posts talking about cloning VMs!...

February 25, 2019 · 4 min · itgaiden