Cloning Vmware Image from Template error " A File not found"

Posted on 5:13 PM by Bharathvn

Products
VMware VirtualCenter

Details
When cloning a virtual machine, if the Edit Virtual Hardware check box in the Clone wizard is selected, the VMDK file location of the cloned virtual machine points to the VMDK file location of the source virtual machine when:
  • Changes are made to the settings of VDISK in the Virtual Machines Property page
    or
  • Changes are made to the disk size in the Virtual Machines Property page

Note: If changes are made to the disk size and the cloned virtual machine is deleted from the disk, the content in the virtual disk of the source virtual machine is also deleted.


Solution
To create a virtual machine clone with a disk mode or disk size different from that of the source virtual machine, change the disk mode or disk size of the virtual machine clone after the clone is created.
Do not use the Virtual Machine Properties page in the Clone wizard to change the disk mode, or the disk size.

Product Versions
VMware VirtualCenter 2.5.x