VMware vSphere: VM Management – Cloning/Templating
bit.ly — Welcome to Using Templates and Cloning.Templates and cloning are techniques that we can use to rapidly provision a virtual machine over and over and over again. We are basically taking a virtual machine, making a photocopy of that virtual machine, with the option to be able to customize it to give it uniqueness, so we don't have duplicate IPs or duplicate names, or in the case of some Windows guest operating systems, potentially duplicate SIDs. Download Trial: bit.ly
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