VMWare clone or snapshop
Posted on 2014-03-17
I have a base Windows 7 virtual machine in VMWare 10. I need to create instances of this vm to install customer specific software so I can work on their LOB application. So I want something like this:
--> Customer 1 Machine
--> Customer 2 Machine
I will want to go between the various customer machines (one at a time) as i work on their lob application. I will want to go back to the base machine to create a new clone / snapshop for the next customer. The base machine will be updated with patches and software used in all future machines.
What is the best strategy to do this using VMWare 10 to minimize disk space yet give me the flexibility to do what I need? I know I can make snapshots or clone the vm. I am not sure which method is best for the objectives I have.
Thanks for the guidance.