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Copy a Virtual Machine

Copy a Virtual Machine

You can create a virtual machine by copying an existing virtual machine. Two copy methods are available to create new virtual machines directly. Copy customized permits changes to networking during the copy. Copy identical creates an exact duplicate of the source virtual machine and permits no configuration changes. Virtual machines can be copied between compute pools.

Note: Any of the following conditions prevents copying a virtual machine between compute pools and causes an error message:

  • The virtual machine's hardware version is incompatible with the target compute pool.
  • The environment has no storage common to the source and target compute pools.
  • The source virtual machine has a processor and memory configuration that matches no permissible configurations in the target instance-based compute pool.

You can also copy a virtual machine to a catalog item in the VM Catalog. You can then create additional virtual machines in the same manner as any other catalog item.

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To copy a virtual machine:

  1. Select the desired virtual machine to copy.
  2. Click Copy.
  3. Select a copy method: To Catalog, Identical, or 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. Select a copy method: To Catalog, Identical, or Customized.
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