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Clone VM to VM

I have a powered on VM that I need to clone to a VM, however I am getting the error shown below. If I click Next on the wizard it will go ahead and clone the VM
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also if some can explain what is Cone to Library mean ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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CLONE to Library -> CLONES to your Library!

It seems the ESXi host is struggling to access the VM (vmdk) on the datastore.

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It seems the ESXi host is struggling to access the VM (vmdk) on the datastore.
its own Datastore. So it is local datastore
I could not create Shared Storage with open filer so far

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If I can not create Content Library, means I cannot clone VM to Library
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Well that is obvious, isn't it ?

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it is obvious at that point, but not sure why ESX does not allow to create Content Library in its local datastore, even after I went specifically to permissions on that Datastore and added the administrator and propagated the permissions
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Rebuild your lab.

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Thanks

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