Cloning VM’s in ESXi

2015-09-07T19:43:11+00:00 February 7th, 2012|Infrastructure|

.vmdk files in VMWare Here is a quick hack if you wish to quickly clone virtual machines on an ESXi server without using Virtual Center. Login to ESXi using ssh or the console; Create the target folder (using DataStore browser or cmd line) The command we need to execute is below vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/datastore/sourcevm/sourcevm.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/datastore/destvm/destvm.vmdk ↵ [...]