8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2016 4:33 AM by Chris Satola RSS

    Questions about using cloned volumes for production VMware server vms

    Rob Buchanan Newbie

      I've been using Win2012R2 vms based on a cloned master image nimble volume for about a year now with no problems. Since the master volume is about a year old and many MS patches have been applied to it's children since then I know I'm not saving as much space as I could if I created a fresh fully patched master image volume.

      I'm pretty sure that I should not try to patch the original correct?

      I think I have the following options:

      1) Create a new clone master image from scratch and base new production servers off of that.


      2) Clone the old master image volume from a fresh snapshot, apply the latest MS patches and then make it my new master image volume.


      Should I be doing cloned images at all. I am saving about 8 GB per vm server by using them.


      Thanks for your attention. I always learn something interesting when I come here.