Another way to easily clone a virtual machine on VMware ESXi is to export and then re-import the virtual machine from your server's web interface.
To export your virtual machine in OVF format, select your virtual machine, then click : Actions.
Then, click on "Export" or on "Export With Images" (if you also want to export the associated ".iso" file).
Select the files to export.
The only optional file being the ".iso" file (if applicable).
Wait while the various files of your virtual machine are downloaded.
Once the downloads are complete, you will have this.
To deploy a new virtual machine from the files you have just downloaded, go to the "Virtual Machines" section and click on : Create / Register VM.
Then, select "Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file" and click Next.
Enter the name of your new virtual machine, then click on the large blue rectangle just below.
Select the files of your source virtual machine downloaded previously and click Open.
Then, click on Next.
Select the destination datastore.
Select the virtual network to use. Preferably the same.
For disk provisioning, you have the choice between :
A summary is displayed.
Click on Finish.
In recent tasks, you will be able to see the progress of importing your new virtual machine.
When the virtual machine import is complete, the "VM [name of the new virtual machine] successfully imported" message will appear.
Start your new virtual machine.
The new virtual machine has started.
As you can see, the MAC address of the destination virtual machine will not be the same as that of the source virtual machine.
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