difference between VMware template and vm clone

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Vmware template is  a master copy of Virtual machine used to  create multiple  virtual machines. This could help to  create multiple virtual machines in  singleshot. Before creating  Virtual machine template, always remove the  Unique id’s from  OS like hostname/ipaddress/registraion ID etc ..

Clone is a exact copy of virtual machine. Clone could help to provision new VM  with same settings/configuration on  different name. VM clone can take only in power off state.

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