It’s very common an administrator would like to automate various of VM operations. However, some of the activities like copying/Cloning/Snapshoting/Backing up a VM would be a very time consuming if you have a huge VM image to deal with.
To make automation faster, one simply requires a small VM image that comes with lowest footprint OS with which you can perform VM automation activities.
You can download a tiny/small Linux based VM guest image in OVA format of size 11.6 MB.
From here: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-21621 –OR-
Once you have downloaded the OVA file, you can go ahead and import into your VMware DC: