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  • 1.  Cloning vs V2V

    Posted Jul 17, 2014 04:23 PM

    What is the difference between Cloning and V2V? When we use cloning option and when V2V?

  • 2.  RE: Cloning vs V2V

    Posted Jul 17, 2014 04:52 PM

    The basic difference is that when you clone a virtual machine, you're clone the virtual machine files (.vmx and .vmdk) and when you're doing a V2V, you're copying the files inside the guest OS to another VM, and this may not works 100%, will be more slow than a clone and will require some additional steps after the conversion.

    If you want a copy of a VM with 100% of your data with very little administrative efforts and fast, I will recommend a clone.

    A V2V will be recommended when normally you're converting a VM from on format/solution to another, for example: convert a Hyper-V virtual machine to vSphere virtual machine.

    This another thread can gives you another definitions: Re: What is the difference between cloning a vm and v2v conversion of a vm