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Cross vCenter Cloning

As an Admin, I want to use `New-VM` to create a VM from a clone on a different linked vCenter, so that I do not have to clone and then migrate.

  • Jake Robinson
  • Dec 19 2017
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  • Tommy McNeey commented
    9 Apr 08:51pm

    I would like to be able to build a vm template ONCE, then use this or something similar to clone the template to the other vcenters.

  • Nicholas Farmer commented
    15 Jan, 2019 04:43am

    I have a script that can validate EVC, check datastore freespace, configure multi NIC/PGs on the VM to new destination port groups and then Move the VM. We use the script to move VMs to different “non linked/Diff SSO domain” vCenters.  I had to add an additional clone step on the source vCenter if I wanted to copy a template/VM to another vCenter.  Maybe we can add a -clone to the move-vm command (ignore the last step of deleting the vm in the move task?) or update new-vm to accept the cross vCenter (and diff SSO domain) clone.  We also use content library subscriptions to help with this but requires a lot more steps.

  • Jody Whitlock commented
    9 Aug, 2018 04:07pm

    X-vCenter vMotion is already part of PowerCLI.

  • Nick Burton commented
    15 Jun, 2018 02:28pm

    Yes please!!!!

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