System Center Virtual Machine Manager enables IT administrators to better manage and deploy their VMs with features and native capabilities such as rapid VM provisioning, VM cloning and shielded VMs. But there are some requirements that admins must meet before they can take advantage of these features.
For example, admins who want to provision VMs with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) must have a storage system that supports the snapshot feature and an existing widespread virtual hard disk. Also, if admins want to clone VMs, they must generalize VMs and run SCVMM 2012 R2 or later.
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