3.2.2. Cloning Guests with virt-manager
This procedure describes cloning a guest virtual machine using the virt-manager utility.
Procedure 3.2. Cloning a Virtual Machine with virt-manager
Open virt-managerStart virt-manager. Launch the Virtual Machine Manager application from the Applications menu and System Tools submenu. Alternatively, run the
virt-managercommand as root.Select the guest virtual machine you want to clone from the list of guest virtual machines in Virtual Machine Manager.Right-click the guest virtual machine you want to clone and select Clone. The Clone Virtual Machine window opens.
Figure 3.1. Clone Virtual Machine window
Configure the clone
- To change the name of the clone, enter a new name for the clone.
- To change the networking configuration, click Details.Enter a new MAC address for the clone.Click OK.
Figure 3.2. Change MAC Address window
- For each disk in the cloned guest virtual machine, select one of the following options:
Clone this disk- The disk will be cloned for the cloned guest virtual machine
Share disk with guest virtual machine name- The disk will be shared by the guest virtual machine that will be cloned and its clone
Details- Opens the Change storage path window, which enables selecting a new path for the disk
Figure 3.3. Change
Clone the guest virtual machineClick Clone.