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Does anyone have the steps to clone a VM - the best practice - in VMware ESXi 5.5?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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If you have vCenter Server, you Right Click the VM, and Click CLONE.

and then you can use the Guest Customisation Specification to include a SYSPREP of the CLONE.

Do you have vCenter Server ?

If you don't have vCenter Server, this is the manual method, discussed in my EE Article, step by step tutorial with screenshots

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

(works with all ESX versions!)

you'll also need this article as well...

HOW TO: Select the right answer to "I Moved It" or "I Copied It" in VMware vSphere (ESXi)
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