A clone is a copy of an existing virtual machine. When the cloning operation is complete, the clone is a separate virtual machine, though it may share virtual disks with the parent virtual machine. Changes made to a clone do not affect the parent virtual machine.
The article shows how to configure clone virtual machine on Sangfor HCI system.
2. How to configure
+ A powered-off virtual machine cannot be cloned.
+ A virtual machine being migrated or being cloned cannot be cloned.
+ Backup task will be canceled if the clone operation is performed against a virtual machine which is being backed up.
Step 1: Go to Compute > New > Clone VM.
Choose the virtual machine you want clone. Click Next.
Step 2: Specify the following parameters for the clone:
Name: Enter name.
VM: the number of virtual machines you want to clone.
Group: Choose Group the virtual machine belong.
Clone Type: Full clone và click choose Power on virtual machine at creation.
HA: Click choose Migrate to another node if the node fail.
Datastore: choose Datastore to run the virtual machine.
Working Location: set Auto
Step 3: Check task clone and result the virtual machine clone success.
You can aslo Import and Export virtual machine on Sangfor HCI.
Import VM: Go to Compute > New > Import Virtual Machine.
Sangfor support Import file type: OVA, VMA, MF, VMDK,…
Export VM: Go to Compute > select Corresponding virtual machine icon which you want to clone > More > Clone
Note: Export VM required VM to power off.