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Cloning a Virtual Machine
A clone is a copy of a virtual machine. You can do anything with a clone that you could with the original virtual machine.
Installing a guest operating system and applications can be time consuming. By cloning a virtual machine, you can easily deploy many copies of a fully configured virtual machine, without the need to install the same operating system and applications in each copy.
Clones may be linked or full:
The Clone Virtual Machine Wizard automatically copies everything required for a duplicate virtual machine. You don't have to locate the original virtual machine files, identify the files needed, and copy them manually. The Clone Virtual Machine Wizard automatically creates a new MAC address and other unique identifiers for the duplicate virtual machine.
Refer to Cloning a Virtual Machine for more information regarding clones.