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Copy a Virtual Machine, Customized

Copy a Virtual Machine, Customized

You can copy a virtual machine and modify some of the configuration of the newly-created virtual machine. If desired, you can copy to a compute pool different from the source compute pool, but both compute pools must be in the same environment.

Note: If Power the server on when created is not selected (or cannot be selected) and you intend to make additional copies using the new virtual machine, the newly-created virtual machine must be powered on once to allow guest customization to complete. Guest customization finalizes virtual machine configuration and allows full functionality of the new virtual machine.

Navigate

To copy a virtual machine:

  1. Select the desired virtual machine to copy.
  2. Click Copy.
  3. Click Customized.

You can also copy a virtual machine from the context menu.

  1. Right-click the desired virtual machine to copy.
  2. Click Copy.
  3. Click Customized.

Virtual Machine Details and Destination

    The Copy Server dialog appears for the Server Details phase of virtual machine copying.

    The virtual machine details displays to verify a proper selection and Instance-based virtual machine includes Server Cost Summary.

  1. Select a destination Compute Pool.
  2. If the compute pool has more than one cluster generation, select a Cluster Generation.
  3. Note: Cluster Generation is only available in instance-based compute pool.

  4. If disaster recovery is enabled in the multi-tenant environment, select a Storage Volume.
  5. Note: Storage Volume is only available for multi-tenant environments.

  6. Click Next.

Network Settings

Copy customized permits the network settings of the copied virtual machine to differ from the source virtual machine.

    The Copy Server dialog appears for the Network Settings phase of virtual machine copying.

    The virtual machine details are displayed.

  1. Type IP addresses for the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS servers, if desired.
  2. Select a Network.
  3. Network can be IPv4 only or both IPv4 and IPv6, if IPv6 is available.

  4. Under IP Address:
    1. For IPv4 networks, select IPv4 address from the list.
    2. For IPv6 networks, type an IPv6 address or accept the default presented.
  5. Click Next.

Assign a Name and Select a Location by Row and Group

You must assign a name to the new virtual machine and select a location, a row and group, into which to place the newly created virtual machine.

Windows

For Windows virtual machines you must assign an administrator's password.

    The Copy Server dialog appears for the Name and Location phase of virtual machine copying.

    The virtual machine details are displayed.

  1. Type a Server Name.
  2. Type a Description for the virtual machine, if desired.
  3. Type a Password.
  4. Type again to Confirm Password.

Linux®

Passwords cannot be assigned to Linux virtual machines.

    The Copy Server dialog appears for the Name and Location phase of virtual machine copying.

    The virtual machine details are displayed.

  1. Type a Server Name.
  2. Type a Description for the virtual machine, if desired.
  3. No password is required for Linux®.

Choose Location

You can select an existing row and group into which to place the newly created virtual machine.

  1. Select Place in Row of an existing row.
  2. Select Group of an existing group.

You can select an existing row and create a new group into which to place the newly created virtual machine.

  1. Select Place in Row of an existing row.
  2. Select Group of New Group.
  3. Type a New Group Name for the group to create.

You can create a new row and a new group into which to place the newly created virtual machine.

  1. Select Place in Row of New Row.
  2. Type a New Row Name for the row to create.
  3. Type a New Group Name for the group to create.

If the newly created virtual machine is placed in a new compute pool, no row or groups exist. Therefore, the only option is to name the new row and new group.

  1. Type a New Row Name for the row to create.
  2. Type a New Group Name for the group to create.

Continue

After you select the Name and Location, continue to the next phase.

  1. Click Next.

Agree and Deploy

Agree to licensing and fees and deploy.

    The Copy Server dialog appears for the Review and Save phase of virtual machine copying.

    The virtual machine details are displayed.

  1. Select to Power the server on when created.
  2. Select AGREEMENT to licensing and fees.
  3. Click Deploy.