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I have to clone a virtual machine hosted by a VMware ESXi server. In particular, the virtual machine has three disks: is there a way to clone the machine not entirely? In other words, I don't care about two disks of three, I want the same machine, but only with one disk. Is it possible?

Thanks in advance.

Andrea

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Yes you can. While finishing the process select the option

Edit virtual hardware

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Then you can remove the HDD's.

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  • I'm using vSphere client connected to ESXi host and I don't have the "Clone Virtual Machine" operation you mentioned. I can select the export option, to create OVA/OVF files, and then I can't choose disks to remove. What software are you using for it? – A M Aug 12 '16 at 9:02
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    You have to clone using vCenter server – vembutech Aug 12 '16 at 10:04
  • If you're exporting the VM to an OVA/OVF then simply remove the disks when you provision a new VM from the OVA/OVF. – joeqwerty Aug 12 '16 at 15:32
  • Solved using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone. – A M Aug 22 '16 at 7:16

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