Log into VMware Cloud Director and go to Compute >> Virtual Machines
Locate the VM you would like to clone (VM does not have to be in a powered off state)
Click on the Actions button and select 'Copy'
- Select the vApp that the VM is to be deployed into & click Next
- Enter the new Name & Computer Name
- Select your Storage Policy
- Under NICs, select the required options
- Network that the VM will be using (from the drop-down menu)
- IP Mode: DHCP | Static - IP Pool | Static - Manual * when using this option, you will also need to enter the VM's internal IP address in the IP Addresses field.
- Click Next and then Done
Wait for the virtual machine has finished cloning - you should see the successfully completed task in the Recent Tasks at the bottom of the portal
On the newly provisioned VM, click on the 'Details' button.
Adjust your computer settings as required:
Hard Disks - Expand existing disks or add additional (if required).
Compute - Adjust the vCPU and vRAM requirements
NICs - Adjust the network configuration as required (or add/remove as needed)
Guest OS Customization:
Enable guest customization - if you are wanting the OS to be customized when the VM is powered on
Change SID - enable if you would like the VM to be sysprep'ed
Password Reset - if you would like the administrator password to be changed. You can use either the 'Auto generate password' or 'Specify password' option
These are options if you would like the VM to automatically be joined to your Active Directory
Once you have adjusted all of your requirement, go back to Virtual Machines
Click on the 'Actions' button of the cloned VM and select 'Power' > 'Power On' option.
- if you have specified that you wish for the VM to be "sysprep'ed", please wait for the customization process to complete after powering it on, before attempting to log into the VM. It should only take (approx.) 5mins to run and the Virtual Machine will then automatically reboot.
- once your VM has joined to a domain, it is recommended that you power off the server and disable 'Guest OS Customization' on that VM to ensure that "sysprep" is not accidently run again.
If you have any further questions or need help, please contact our support team at email@example.com
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