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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Clone vs. Template

Most of the time frequently asked question is that what is the difference between Clone and Template. So this is the difference between Clone and Template

VM clones are best suited in test and development environments where you want to create, test and work; with exact copies of production servers without disturbing production servers by creating a clone of the production virtual machine.

Templates are best suited for production environments where you want the mass deployment of Virtual Machines along with the installed OS, basic software, and configured settings such as the security policy of your organization, as a base VM. Once a template is deployed, you can install software depending on the role of the server for example IIS or Database.