Create a VM clone with IP guest customization

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    I extended the vmclone.pl example delivered in the SDK for Perl to include the specification of IP settings for Windows.  I tested this example in my small lab environment with a Windows XP guest and it performed fine when using a fixed IP.  When I specified DHCP for the IP0 field in the vmclone.xml, the guest did not join the specified domain.  I will need to investigate further. This may not be the script's fault.

     

    I had a little trouble with the CustomizationIPSettings call in VMUtil.pm until I escaped the array references passed into the constructor for gateway and dnsServers.  This is required since some VMware package is using the "use strict refs" directive: http://perldoc.perl.org/strict.html  It was an easy fix but a little outside my familarity since I am more of a casual Perl user.

     

    I included the $Data::Dumper calls since I found this approach to be an effective way of examining the customization specification during development.

     

    This code is presented "as is".  I hope it is useful and instructful.

     

    Regards,

     

    Bill