Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Performing a cloning operation, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- I'm now ready to begin creating a…a copy of my virtual machine.…I'll start by going to virtual machines in templates.…Here's the virtual machine that I created previously.…The first thing that I want to do,…is to make sure that this virtual machine…is a clean copy that I want to create additional,…virtual machines on. So, I'm going to edit settings.…Notice that we're still connected to the installation media…from the previous install.…
So, I'm going to change this back to client device,…and disconnected, and verify that everything else…represents what I want this virtual machine to do.…I would also do the same thing…inside the operating system. If there's any applications…that you want to install, patches or anything like that,…do that first, before you start the cloning…or the template process.…Now that my virtual machine is ready,…I can right-click on it, and I have two options here…for either clone or for template.…
I can't do a template right now…because the virtual machine is powered on.…A clone, I can do when while the virtual machine…
This course teaches the basics of installing, configuring, and maintaining vSphere 6, including installation of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server using a pre-created environment called AutoLab. Following lab creation, Brandon Neill introduces the core components of vSphere (ESXi and vCenter) and shows how to configure storage and networking. Finally, he runs through some typical virtual-machine management tasks, such as creating a virtual machine manually vs. creating one with templates and clones, working with snapshots, and performing a vMotion migration.
- Recognize the purpose of the vCenter server in a lab environment.
- Identify the correct settings needed to create a virtual network.
- Explain how to correct a duplicate IP address issue.
- Understand the difference between iSCSI interfaces and virtual machine interfaces.
- Describe the steps in the process of cloning.
- Recall how to revert back to previous stages of a snapshot chain.