Creating a Clone VM Step

The Clone VM step clones a virtual machine.

Required properties:

Property Description
Full path to vmrun utility Specify the full path, including file name, to the tool that is used to execute VMware commands. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun.exe
Source path and file name Please specify the full path, including file name, for the source .vmx file.

Optional properties:

Property Description
Snapshot name If the snapshot name is included, the clone will be created from the specified snapshot.
Create Linked Clone Creates the clone so that it shares virtual disks with the parent virtual machine in an ongoing manner. This conserves disk space as long as the parent and clone do not change very much from their original state.