CLONE THE RDM MAPPED VM

ashif ali
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is it possible to clone while VM is power off, but since RDM is in connected in that VM.
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  

Commented:
Do you plan to clone only the VM, or the RDM disk also??
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Even there is no answer to my question, I will try to reply to proper answer.

If you clone a VM with a RDM disk, this will create a copy of the RDM disk in the VM as a normal Virtual Disk(this will be created as Thick Eager Zeroed).

If you want to create a clone without cloning the RDM disk, after you clone, you can just remove/delete the RDM disk (remove from Virtual Machine and delete files from disk).

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