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I'm viewing VMWare vSphere Client here and it tells to right click the virtual machine and hit clone

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but I cannot find that in VMWare vSphere Client

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What's wrong here everyone?


I'm using version 5.

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You appear to be directly connected to the ESXi host.

From your first image:

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THAT my friend was one SPECTACULAR way to answer. – SpacemanSpiff Jun 14 '12 at 3:30
@SpacemanSpiff I hadn't had good occasion for hand-drawn circles in a while! It looks pretty weak compared to the nice, clean ones in the question :) – Shane Madden Jun 14 '12 at 3:31
@ShaneMadden I use Screenpresso which is free and super cool to use – Nam G VU Jun 14 '12 at 6:03
@ShaneMadden I really don't get what direct connected to vCenter Server, please explain more. – Nam G VU Jun 14 '12 at 9:04
@NamG.VU In order for the clone functionality to be available, you must be managing your ESXi host with a vCenter server, and you must be logged in with the vSphere client to the vCenter server - in your screenshot above, it appears that you've connected with your vSphere client directly to your ESXi host. That's causing the clone option to be unavailable. – Shane Madden Jun 14 '12 at 16:42

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