Run multiple VMs from one VMDK file
Posted on 2011-05-04
I'm running a VMware ESXi server, with vCenter, and I'm wondering if its possible to run multiple copies of a VM without taking additional disk space.
ESXi (trial version, fully unlocked)
vCenter (trial version, fully unlocked)
SSD drive 128GB only (application requires this)
VM is Windows7, approximately 45gb
I need to run 8 copies of this VM (RAM and other requirements are met) but only need to launch and demo the 6 applications installed on the VM, no changes need to be saved, and it should revert to snapshot when shutdown.
Is it possible for all 8 VMs to run concurrently with one disk file, or at least use this disk file with their own snapshots each?