Knowledge Base

The VMware Knowledge Base provides support solutions, error messages and troubleshooting guides
Search the VMware Knowledge Base (KB)   View by Article ID

Cloning Using Same Default Name Stops Incrementing After Eleven Clones (1394)


Why do I get an error when I use the default naming when I create clones?


When you create multiple clones using a default name, a naming error stops you from making any additional clones after the eleventh clone. VirtualCenter issues an Another virtual machine with the given name already exists error.

Give each clone a unique name. Do not rely on an automatically incrementing numbers to assign unique names.

To correct this, upgrade to VirtualCenter 1.2 or later.


46838; 1394; virtual; center

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


  • 0 Ratings

Did this article help you?
This article resolved my issue.
This article did not resolve my issue.
This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue.
What can we do to improve this information? (4000 or fewer characters)
  • 0 Ratings