Clone vCenter Virtual Server

You can create a clone of a virtual server based on the same resources as the origin virtual server. To be able to clone virtual servers, you need to have the Clone own virtual servers permission enabled. The cloned virtual server inherits resources from the origin as follows. 

ResourceCloned Virtual Server

Properties - owner, hostname, password, and label.

The same as the origin virtual server with Clone in the label, for example, Clone Origin Label.
  • Compute, data store, and network resources & zones
  • Recipes, recipe variables, and service add-ons
  • Firewall rules
The same as the origin virtual server.
If there are no available resources on the same data store, network, and compute resource, you cannot clone a virtual server. 

IP address

A random IP address is assigned from an IP range in the origin network.

Swap diskA new swap disk is created on the cloned virtual server.

Backups

The backups of the origin virtual server are not cloned.

To clone a virtual server, follow the next procedure:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual Servers.
  2. Click a label of the virtual server that you want to clone.
  3. Click Tools and then click Clone Virtual Server
  4. In the pop-up box, click Clone Virtual Server to confirm the action. 

After you confirm the action, several transactions are run to complete the cloning process. You can check a status of each transaction in Activity Log of the virtual server. After the virtual server is cloned, it is powered off until you start it