An administrator wants to clone a virtual machine using the vSphere Client.
Which explains why the Clone option is missing?
The vSphere Client is directly connected to the ESXi host.
The virtual machine is configured with a thin-provisioned virtual disk.
The virtual machine is configured with outdated Virtual Hardware.
Cloning can only be performed with vRealize Orchestrator.
The Clone option is missing because vSphere client is directly connected to the ESXi host. To enable the option, you have to connect it through vcenter server because cloning is a vCenter Server feature. You need install vCenter server on one of the Windows Server and connect vCenter Server via vSphere client and create cluster, add host after that you will see cloning and template option and much more