Linked Clondes on VMWARE exsi 5
Posted on 2012-03-09
I've been able to use VMWare Worktation 8 to create 40 Windows 7 Professional 32 bit machines and share them via RDP over a vpn connection. The solution works great because I create 1 master Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit VM, create 5 full clones with 8 linked clones each, totally 40 useable vmware workstations.
I would like to be able to do the same thing with Vmware exsi 5 60-day trial hypervisor using the vSphere client but I see know way to make linked clones, let a lone full clones... Does the exsi server support clones at all? What do I need to be able to make them? I' would like to have 5 master machines with 8 linked clones like I am doing Workstation 8 and wanted to see how much of a performance increase, if any, would result using them on a bare metal hypervisor...
Thank you in advance for your help!