||An optional specification of changes to the virtual hardware. For example,
this can be used to, (but not limited to) reconfigure the networks the virtual
switches are hooked up to in the cloned virtual machine.
||An optional guest operating system customization specification. This value
is ignored if a template is being created.
||A type of RelocateSpec that specifies the location of resources the newly cloned
virtual machine will use. The location specifies:
<li> A datastore where the virtual machine will be located on physical storage.
This is always provided because it indicates where the newly created clone
will be copied.
<li> a resource pool and optionally a host. The resource pool determines what
compute resources will be available to the clone and the host indicates
which machine will host the clone.
||Flag indicating whether to retain a copy of the source virtual machine's
memory state in the clone. Retaining the memory state during
clone results in a clone in suspended state with all network adapters
removed to avoid network conflicts, except those with a
VirtualEthernetCard.addressType of "manual".
Users of this flag should take special care so that, when adding a network
adapter back to the clone, the VM is not resumed on the same VM network
as the source VM, or else MAC address conflicts could occur.
When cloning between two hosts with different CPUs outside an EVC cluster,
users of this flag should be aware that vCenter does not verify
CPU compatibility between the clone's memory state and the target host
prior to the clone operation, so the clone may fail to resume
until it is migrated to a host with a compatible CPU.
This flag is ignored if the snapshot parameter is unset. This flag
only applies for a snapshot taken on a running or suspended
virtual machine with the 'memory' parameter set to true, because otherwise
the snapshot has no memory state. This flag defaults to false.
||Specifies whether or not the new VirtualMachine should be powered on after
creation. As part of a customization, this flag is normally set to true,
since the first power-on operation completes the customization process.
This flag is ignored if a template is being created.
||Snapshot reference from which to base the clone.
If this parameter is set, the clone is based off of the snapshot
point. This means that the newly created virtual machine will
have the same configuration as the virtual machine at the time
the snapshot was taken.
If this property is not set then the clone is based off of the
virtual machine's current configuration.
Setting this is only supported if the host this virtual machine
is currently residing on <a href="VcHostCapability.html#cloneFromSnapshotSupported">VcHostCapability</a>. Such support does not need to exist
on the destination host for the clone.
Setting this is only supported if the virtual machine supports
reporting snapshot configuration information. See <a href="VcVirtualMachineCapability.html#snapshotConfigSupported">VcVirtualMachineCapability</a>. Such support does not need to
exist on the destination host for the clone.
||Specifies whether or not the new virtual machine should be marked as a template.