Brandon7a
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How do I properly clone a virtual machine?

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I am using Virtual Center Server 2.5.

With the virtual machine powered on, I right clicked and chose Clone.

From there I followed the steps and created a clone. I renamed the server in System Properties and changed the IP Address. Is there anything else I have to do?

Thanks

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vmroyale
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Hello.

What is on this system, and what are you going to do with this clone? Generally speaking, you should be fine with the steps you have taken.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com

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vmroyale
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Hello.

What is on this system, and what are you going to do with this clone? Generally speaking, you should be fine with the steps you have taken.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com

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Brandon7a
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It's going to be an upgrade of a PeopleSoft machine. When our DB Admin runs his scripts on the clone machine, it is still saying it's the old machine. I believe it's just a problem with his scripts and he has to make changes.

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vmroyale
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I believe it's just a problem with his scripts and he has to make changes.

I would agree. Sometimes certain apps are tied to the server name, or have references to the server name, and those will have to be corrected.

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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