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  • 1.  Create new Linux vm from an existing one

    Posted Aug 28, 2015 08:17 AM

    in ESXi 5.5 I have Linux machine (with LVM)and I need to create other 5 vm like this one, so there are suggestions/documents to create these machines.

    I have to clone it?

    After creation I have to change data as hostname, IP address, ...  about mac_address? Clone process applies this change?



  • 2.  RE: Create new Linux vm from an existing one

    Posted Aug 28, 2015 08:25 AM

    Hi Ricky,

    If your existing VM is new one, then you can convert it to template and deploy rest of the VMs from template. Else if you have any data/app in your current VM, just clone it and customize hostname, IP, etc. using customization wizard in VM clone wizard.

    Refer below links and see if it helps.

    vSphere Documentation Center

    All the best!

    Best Regards,

    Hari.



  • 3.  RE: Create new Linux vm from an existing one

    Posted Aug 28, 2015 10:06 AM

    Hi,

    You can use option clone to template to create template from your current Linux machine and create new Linux machine same as first one and you have option to change hostname, IP etc while creating Linux machine from template.

    So for you this will be the best option.



  • 4.  RE: Create new Linux vm from an existing one

    Posted Aug 28, 2015 10:16 AM

    Hi ,

    Yes as others suggested Cloning is the best for you ..Cloning a virtual machine can save time if you are deploying many similar virtual machines. You can create, configure, and install software on a single virtual machine, and then clone it multiple times, rather than creating and configuring each virtual machine individually.

    Regards

    keshav .



  • 5.  RE: Create new Linux vm from an existing one

    Posted Aug 28, 2015 04:48 PM

    Hi There,

    Please create a clone of existing Vm and convet it to template. Deploy the new VM from template.

    Thanks



  • 6.  RE: Create new Linux vm from an existing one

    Posted Aug 30, 2015 12:15 PM

    Hi

    Create template of this linux  before you put IP or any other unique details on 1st VM else if do not need it for  future use then simply clone it 5 times.

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    Manmohan Bisht

    Vmware SME