Solved

Creating a New VM Server

Posted on 2011-03-17
11
1,502 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am running VMware 4.0, I wanted to create a new Windows 2003 VM Server but I don’t want to do it from scratch. Is there a way for me to copy one of my other VM servers that has all the updates and patches and give it a new name and IP address or can this be done?
0
Comment
Question by:ahmad1467
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +3
11 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:meb_santoso
ID: 35156809
If you saved all VM files in the same directory, then just make a copy and it will work fine.
0
 
LVL 12
ID: 35156812
If you have the VirtualCentre client, right click on the server you want to copy and select Template - Clone to Template.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:meb_santoso
ID: 35156842
step-by-step goes a little bit like this : (mileage may vary)
-. Click the host > configuration
-. Right-click datastore  > Browse Datastore
-. Create a new folder in the store
-. Copy the desired VM folder
-. Paste it to a new folder
-. In the new folder, select the .vmx and add it to inventory
-. run the 'new' (cloned) VM
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

Author Comment

by:ahmad1467
ID: 35156988
Thaks I will give this a try.
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 500 total points
ID: 35157888
Create a Template of the VM you want to use (rt-click on VM -> Template -> Create Template). Then, you can rt-click on the Template and choose 'Deploy VM from Template'. If you need the Template as a VM again, just rt-click it and select 'Convert to virtual machine'.

Or, you can rt-click on the VM and select "Clone". This will simply create a copy of the existing VM pretty quickly/easily.

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 35157962
Easiest way to do this is do a V2V using VMWare Standalone Converter.  In the process you can resize the volumes, add/delete hardware, rename the VM, etc....
0
 

Author Comment

by:ahmad1467
ID: 35158403
I did a (rt-click on the VM -> I seen Template -> then the only other option I get is Clone to template I tried Clone to template but it fail and I got theses messages
Warning :
Migration from vmhost2ABC.ad to
vmhost1.allied.ad and resource pool Resources:
Copying this virtual machine will cause loss of
snapshots at the destination.
warning

Error:
Cannot clone ABC-Scheduler: Operation timed
out.
error
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 35158532
Do you have snapshots on this VM? If so, remove them.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ahmad1467
ID: 35160300
I created a new VM from one of my existing VMs is there anything I need to do besides change the IP and the Server name so that it won’t cause a conflict?
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 35160388
Nope...thats all. Just install VMware Tools.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Nostradamuz
ID: 35163356
Yes if its windows.. change all the sid's.. You can use a little program newsid.exe
Google for the program
0

Featured Post

Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Virtualize old XP PC 8 57
When to install VMware Tools on Domain Controller? 9 94
Hit router interface limit 7 41
VMware Horizon View Event Database 2 31
Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and …
Giving access to ESXi shell console is always an issue for IT departments to other Teams, or Projects. We need to find a way so that teams can use ESXTOP for their POCs, or tests without giving them the access to ESXi host shell console with a root …
Teach the user how to install vSphere Update Manager  Console to Windows system:  Install vSphere Update Manager: Configure vSphere Update Manager plug-in in vSphere Client: Verify vSphere Update Manager settings in vSphere Client:
Teach the user how to configure vSphere clusters to support the VMware FT feature Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vSphere HA is enabled: Verify netowrking for vMotion and FT Logging is in place or create it: Turn On FT for a virtual machine: Verify …

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question