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.