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I am new to VMWARE and was wondering where in the program I would check to see the TOTAL avaialbe resources (memory, hard drive space) for creating VM's.  I want to create a couple new VM's and I am not sure what my resources are.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Welcome to the world of VMware.

Is this VMware vSphere (ESXi) ?
Senior Network Analyst
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Hello mkramer777,

I will assume you're using vSphere 6.5 with the Web Gui, but other versions would be similar. Once logged in, go to "Hosts and Clusters". Click on the Host or the Cluster. Click on the Summary tab. You should what resources are being used and what you have for free resources.

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Thank you for the answer Pat.  I do have 1 more question regarding VMWARE.  Not sure if I need to post it or if you can answer it now.  I will ask anyway.  If I clone a VM will that clone the entire VM and all files, folders, settings, etc... or will it only clone the barebones of the VM like hard drive capacity, OS, and memory?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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I will ask anyway.  If I clone a VM will that clone the entire VM and all files, folders, settings, etc... or will it only clone the barebones of the VM like hard drive capacity, OS, and memory?

It will be an exact CLONE of the original VM.

VM and all files, folders etc

If connecting that to the network be careful of Name, Active Directory if Windows and IP Address conflict, although with a clone, it should change the MAC Address!
PatSenior Network Analyst

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I will add one more comment to Andrew's comment. As a precaution, I prefer to shutdown my VM before cloning. Just in case there is DB connection active, an opened file, etc... It may not be needed, but this is something I prefer to do.

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