I figured that it was about time I gave a spin to the new “vmfork” within 6.7. Instant clones are indeed wildly fast, almost to a point of surprising myself just how quick it is. In this first go at it, I am using the managed object browser to clone a 10.13 OSX virtual machine.
Pop into the MOB
In another window I have open the HTML client window for my test vcenter.
root folder >
childEntity vm selection>
Towards the lower half of next page select InstantClone Task>
When you then select this method for instant clone you can change the values. As soon as I hit invoke method and return to the vcenter window, the vm is up and running already. No joke this is very impressive. Next ill try systematically doing this via python 🙂