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Full File Clone
Full file clone primitive allows the Tintri VMstore appliance to create space efficient and high performance clone VMs. Coordination between vSphere hosts and the VMstore appliance reduces the load on vSphere hosts, and the network between the vSphere hosts and the VM-store appliances. Primary use case for full file clones is deploying VMs from a template from the vCenter user interface.
Snapshot based cloning in Tintri OS
Snapshots of VAAI category are created when the Tintri VAAI plug-in is used for creating clone VMs. The clone VMs are created as writable copies of the snapshot. These snapshots are auto-matically deleted when the clone is deleted. These snapshots cannot be used for cloning from the VMstore user interface.
Use of a powered off VM is recommended for creating clone VMs.
Use of template VMs is recommended for creating clone VMs.
The number of clone VMs that can be created is subject to the maximum number of VMs sup-
ported by a VMstore appliance. Please see Tintri OS release notes for more information.