Here’s all the articles I wrote about the NetApp Rapid Clone Utility 3.0 available on TechTarget.com. The three articles build as series to show you the full functionality of the NetApp RCU 3.0. At the time I wrote this – 3.0 was in beta but I imagine it has GA’d now.
Part one of the series describes what the RCU can do, and how its setup. Part 2 covers how you can provision new volumes from the NetApp Filer, and mount them to each and every ESX host as click of mouse. Finally, part 3 covers how you can quickly clone many VMs using the RCU – and then make those cloned desktops accessible by VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop
Part 1: Initial First-Time Configuration
Part 2: Deploying new datastores
Part 3: Cloning Virtual Machines