linked clones have some advantages:
- New virtual machines are rapidly deployed. The initial task is only to reference to a snapshot of an existing virtual machine. No virtual disk file(s) will be copied at this time.
- They save disk space. Because only the space difference to the origin snapshot is allocated.
I found no option in the vSphere respective the Webclient to create one, but PowerCli provides this. Lets do it.
Connect to vCenter
Define the virtual machine which is the origin of the linked clone, and the Snapshotname on which the linked clone based.