Updating remote VM's
Posted on 2012-12-28
I have a dozen coworkers spread out around the country. We all use VMware fusion with the same VM image.
We meet every quarter and I update the image on their laptop. In between quarterly meetings, I would like to ship updates to their VM. I do not need to preserve any changes they have made. I want to do this without shipping the 50gb .vmdk.
Hence, my question. Given that all users have the same .vmx, .vmdk, etc., Is there any way for me to simply send them a delta file that contains the changes I have made to the VM? For instance, suppose we all had a plain copy of windows on a vm. I then go into my copy the vm and install firefox. I then want to ship my coworkers a delta file that included the firefox install. Is this possible? Is there a linked clone option on the desktop?