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Why Make a Clone?
Installing and configuring a guest operating system with applications can be time consuming. With clones, you can deploy many copies of a virtual machine from only one installation and configuration process.
Clones are useful when you must deploy many identical virtual machines to a group. For example:
With clones you can conveniently make complete copies of a virtual machine, without browsing a host file system or worrying if you have located all the configuration files.